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Life in the bush, by the bay, Dougal McNeill

Speaking Frankly: The Frank Sargeson Memorial Lectures 2003-2010 Sarah Shieff (ed) Cape Catley, $31.99, ISBN 9781877340277   Celebrating Katherine Mansfield: A Centenary Volume of Essays Gerri Kimber and Janet Wilson (eds) Palgrave Macmillan, $162.00, ISBN 9780230277731   It was a…
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Worth playing, Samantha Owens

A Search for Tradition and a Search for Language Douglas Lilburn Lilburn Residence Trust, $24.99, ISBN 9780473183790   When Douglas Lilburn died at his Thorndon home in June 2001 at the age of 85, numerous obituaries, published both here and…
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The big picture, Nepia Mahuika

Nga Tini Whetu: Navigating Maori Futures Mason Durie Huia, $49.99, ISBN 9781869694524   Unlike many in the steady stream of publications about things Maori, Mason Durie’s latest book, Nga Tini Whetu: Navigating Māori Futures, turns its attention not to the…
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Working with those who talk back, Paul Diamond

Tuamaka: The Challenge of Difference in Aotearoa New Zealand Joan Metge Auckland University Press, $29.99, ISBN 9781869404680   Growing up in Pukekohe during WWII, Joan Metge wanted to be an archaeologist. When a family friend said, “Wouldn’t you get more…
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Tom Larkin: A special time and special people

Undiplomatic Dialogue: Letters between Carl Berendsen and Alister McIntosh, 1943-52 Ian McGibbon (ed), Auckland University Press in Association with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Historical Branch of the Department of Internal Affairs, $29.95 When Sir Carl…
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