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Down memory lane, Bernadette Hall

Axis: Poems & Drawings Cilla McQueen Otago University Press, $34.95, ISBN 1877276065 The Sky’s Enormous Jug Jan Kemp Puriri Press, $24.00, ISBN 0908943199 Stairdancing Janet Hughes Wai-te-ata Press, $24.95, ISBN 1877159077 It was a rather odd experience writing this particular…
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Making a difference, Jane Stafford

All roads lead to the sea Kapka Kassabova Auckland University Press, $19.95, ISBN 1 86940 177 8 The Hungry Woman  Rachel Bush Victoria University Press, $19.95, ISBN 0 86473 327 5 Still Talking Bernadette Hall Victoria University Press, $19.95, ISBN…
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Poem — Bernadette Hall

The Stories Once upon a time there was a little girl in a flannel petticoat who kicked up her heels in her auntie’s pub where there was a well in the middle of the bar and you had to be…
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Different qualities, Charles Croot

Ornamental Gorse Chris Orsman Victoria University Press, $19.95 The Persistent Levitator Bernadette Hall Victoria University Press, $19.95 Honeypants Lynda Earle Auckland University Press, $19.95 Black Family Letters from Boston L E Scott Blue Black Press / Bent Publishing, $15.95 What…
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Finding a solid footing here, Bernadette Hall

The Skinny Louie Book Fiona Farrell, Penguin, $24.95 Female morality is described by Marilyn French as being a web of relations, not a hierarchy of rules. It takes its strength from recognising connections and taking responsibility for them. It is…
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