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Repackaging the foreign, Giselle Byrnes

Caught Mapping: The Life and Times of New Zealand’s Early Land Surveyors  Janet Holm Hazard Press, $49.99, ISBN 1877270865 In 1849, less than a decade after the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi and the assertion of British sovereignty over

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Letters — Issue 71

Going for the kill There are curious contradictions in Guy Somerset’s editorial, “Review and be damned” (NZB, October 2005). Literary life in New Zealand apparently amounts to “rarefied navel-gazing”, supermarket politeness and authorial complaint, all dire “small-country” traits. Yet these

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Pioneering efforts, Tom Brooking

The Legacy of Guilt: A Life of Thomas Kendall Judith Binney Bridget Williams Books, $49.95, ISBN 1877242330 There are few New Zealand history books that can be described as seminal, that is, books so deep in their research and broad

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Delicate flowers of the wasteland, Les Cleveland

Love in Time of War: Letter Writing in the Second World War Deborah Montgomerie Auckland University Press, $35.00, ISBN 1869403363 Freyberg’s War: The Man, the Legend, the Reality Matthew Wright Penguin Books, $35.00, ISBN 0143019856 Western Front: The New Zealand

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All aboard for Planet Teenage, Brigid Lowry

Deep Fried Bernard Beckett and Clare Knighton Longacre Press, $18.95, ISBN 1887361119    Box Penelope Todd Longacre Press, $16.95, ISBN 1877361127    Sil Jill Harris Longacre Press, $18.95, ISBN 1877361143 Elizabeth Knox recently entered the realms of young adult fiction with her

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Issue 71 Spring 2005

  Volume 15 | Number 3 | Issue 71 | Spring 2005 Les Cleveland: Deborah Montgomerie, Love in Time of War: Letter Writing in the Second World War; Matthew Wright, Freyberg’s War: The Man, the Legend, the Reality; Matthew Wright,

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Hymns, history and haemorrhoids, Janet Hughes

Three Regrets and a Hymn to Beauty Ian Wedde Auckland University Press, $22.00, ISBN 1869403495 Afternoon of an Evening Train Gregory O’Brien Victoria University Press, $21.99, ISBN 9864735014 Oooooo…..!!! Hone Tuwhare Steele Roberts, $24.95, ISBN 1877338699 Footfall Brian Turner Godwit,

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What meets the eye, Ian Robertson

My Place  ed Glenn Busch, Bruce Connew with Uiga Bashford, Maria Buhrkuhl, Hanne Johnsen, Dean Kozanic, Tim Veling Canterbury University Press, $29.95, ISBN 187725729X Assume Nothing  Rebecca Swan Boy Tiger Press, $69.95, ISBN 0476004934 My Place is part of an

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Her body falls and falls, Vivienne Jepsen

A Red Silk Sea Gillian Ranstead Penguin, $28.00, ISBN 0143019716 The Linoleum Room Katy Robinson Vintage, $26.95, ISBN 186941697X Her Body Rises: Stories & Poems Tracey Slaughter Vintage, $27.95, ISBN 1869417267 Ranstead’s, Robinson’s and Slaughter’s are all first books by

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Carnage on the coast, Paul Millar

Nine New Zealand Novellas  ed Peter Simpson Reed, $39.95, ISBN 0790009927 I’m not going to begin with a long, theorised discussion if the novella; there’s plenty of that around, and Peter Simpson’s introduction explores some of the key issues surrounding

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