Book Watch, New Zealand Herald on Sunday – 18 May 2014

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Engines of Empathy By Paul Mannering, Paper Road Press Is New Zealand the speculative fiction capital of the world? This book from new independent publisher Paper Road Press is evidence that we might just be. Witty and fun, with a highly original premise, the author takes us on a journey with Charlotte Pudding, in a […]

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Bookwatch – Herald on Sunday, 11 August 2013

Here’s my Bookwatch column from today’s Herald on Sunday (11 August 2013): Nga Tau ki Muri : Our Future By Ans Westra with Hone Tuwhare, David Lange, David Eggleton, Brian Turner & Russel Norman¬†(Suite Publishing) Celebrated photographer Ans Westra (Wash Day at the Pa) is back in print with another beautiful and moving portrait of […]

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Book Review: The Search for Anne Perry by Joanne Drayton

The Search for Anne Perry by Joanne Drayton, Harper Collins, ISBN 9781869508883, RRP$44.99, Available now. It’s really not surprising that the Honorah Rieper/Parker murder story continues to fascinate so many people (myself included). For the few people who surely don’t know the story, Honorah was murdered in Christchurch in 1954 by two teenage girls – […]

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Three Short Book Reviews – History, Loudmouths and More History

Three books that have passed over my desk recently and I have passed my eyes over recently‚Ķ with varying results. People, People, People : A Brief History of New Zealand by Stevan Eldred-Grigg, Bateman Publishing, RRP $24.99, ISBN 9781869538132, Available now. A short and well-produced history of New Zealand, the best part of People, People, […]

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