Posts Tagged ‘ Random House ’

REVIEW Enon

February 19, 2017
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REVIEW Enon

This was the second novel for Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Harding, and was published near the end of 2104. His debut novel is called Tinkers and, if this story is anything to go by, it is not surprising that it’s an award-winner. The praise for it includes such words as wonderful, remarkable, captivating, hypnotic ....

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Post tale a stylish debut

March 31, 2016
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Post tale a stylish debut

Wake By Anna Hope (Random House, RRP $37): This incredible debut novel from author Anna Hope weaves together the tales of three extraordinary women, Hettie, Evelyn and Ada. Hettie spends her nights at Hammersmith Palais, dancing for a nickel with gentlemen, Evelyn works at the pensions office, helping soldiers who are struggling since the...

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True story is gripping reading

March 30, 2016
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True story is gripping reading

Hanns and Rudolf, by Thomas Harding (Random House, RRP $38): Subtitled “the extraordinary true story of the Jewish investigator who pursued and captured one of Nazi Germany’s most notorious war criminals”, Hanns and Rudolf shows that a true story can be every bit as exciting as any work of fiction a Hollywood scriptwriter could...

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Harrowing and heartbreaking

March 17, 2016
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Harrowing and heartbreaking

The Road Between Us, by Nigel Farndale (Random House, RRP $38): In 1939, two young men in a Picadilly Circus hotel are unaware that their lives are about to change in drastic and unforseen ways. Charles and Anselm are arrested for homosexuality. Charles is discharged from the RAF, and Anselm is sent to a...

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Family secret unleashes punishment

February 1, 2016
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Family secret unleashes punishment

The Son, by Jo Nesbo (Random House, RRP $38): Set in sunny summertime Oslo, a prison-cell confession to a fellow inmate reveals a hidden secret about his father and spirals Sonny Lofthaus’ life out of control. For years Sonny had been taking punishment as a professional scapegoat. Now this revelation has unleashed a need...

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Light-hearted love story a good read

October 19, 2015
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Light-hearted love story a good read

The Perfect Match, by Katie Fforde (Random House, RRP $37): This is Katie Fforde’s 20th novel and is a Sunday Times bestseller. One doesn’t have to read too many pages to discover why. It’s basically a light-hearted love story with 20-something real estate agent, Bella, as the protagonist. She’s been with Nevil for three...

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Celebrating Starship’s first 21 years

October 7, 2015
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Celebrating Starship’s first 21 years

Starship: Inside Our National Children’s Hospital, edited by Lochie Teague (Random House, RRP $50): For a generation of young Kiwis, Starship hospital has always been there: the place the the very young and very sick can rely on to provide care for both its patients and their families. However, some of us who are...

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Exploring NZ at ground level

September 25, 2015
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Exploring NZ at ground level

Wild About New Zealand: A Guide to our National Parks, by Gus Roxburgh with Matt Philip and Peter Hayden; photographs by Jason Hosking (Random House NZ, RRP $55): This comprehensive guide is based on the Natural History New Zealand-produced TV series of the same name, that was made to celebrate the 125th anniversary of...

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Tasty and healthy go hand-in-hand

September 7, 2015
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Tasty and healthy go hand-in-hand

Nadia Lim’s Good Food Cookbook, by Nadia Lim (Random House, RRP $50): Nadia Lim’s Good Food Cookbook is simple, easy and packed full of healthy and nutritious recipes to cater for everyone. As a dietician, you can trust Nadia to create the best option for the whole family, while still providing recipes that are...

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Wealth of information on the great outdoors

August 9, 2015
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Wealth of information on the great outdoors

The Beginners Guide To Hunting and Fishing in New Zealand, by Paul Adamson (Random House NZ, RRP $35): Southland’s all-aged army of hunters and fishermen will prosper from a wealth of useful information in this commendable textbook on recreational pursuits in the great outdoors. A former Wairarapa school principal, author Paul Adamson has gone...

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