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Christmas crackers, Celia Dunlop

This selection of good New Zealand books worth considering for children at Christmas is made from titles which have appeared or won awards in the last year. The choice was based on the book’s overall quality, potential pleasure as a…
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Believable magic and poignant realism, Celia Dunlop

See Ya, Simon David Hill, Mallinson Rendel, 1992, $19.95 Under the Rotunda James Norcliffe, Hazard Press, 1992, $14.95 David Hill’s exceptional first novel for younger teenagers shows all the assurance one would expect from this former high school teacher and…
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