Book review: The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett

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The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett, Doubleday, ISBN 9780857534811, RRP $50 It’s hard not to approach the finale of a beloved series with some serious trepidation. Can the creator keep up the pace? Will they provide a fitting end, an open question or a complete let down? We expect much of those who create masterpieces. The […]

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A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-fiction by Terry Pratchett

A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-fiction by Terry Pratchett, foreword by Neil Gaiman, Doubleday, ISBN 9780857521224, RRP $54.99 “Terry Pratchett,” writes Neil Gaiman in the foreword to this tome, “is not a jolly old elf at all.” Oh readers, did any of us really think he was? Can anyone read the words of Death […]

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Book Watch – NZ Herald on Sunday, 9 February 2014

Maia and What Matters By Tine Mortier, Illustrated by Kaatje Vermeire, Book Island A stunning and deeply moving picture book, Maia and What Matters is the story of Maia and her beloved grandma. Dealing compassionately and appropriately with issues of loss and grieving, as well as old age, this is a wonderful book to share […]

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