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No Hamlet, Barry Gustafson

My Life David Lange Viking, $49.95, ISBN 067004556X David Lange was no Will Shakespeare, and his memoir My Life is no Hamlet, Othello or Macbeth. Lange’s prose is distinguished by clever one-liners, not lengthy, self-revealing soliloquies. My Life does, however,

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(Not?) fading, Colin James

Cuttings David Lange, Jonathan Hudson and Associates, no price given Ex-Prime Ministers can be a nuisance. Edward Heath pricked at Margaret Thatcher who demeaned John Major. Sir Keith Holyoake connived at the supplanting of his successor by Sir Robert Muldoon

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What about the workers? A historical view, John Roberts

The Forgotten Worker: The Rural Wage Worker in Nineteenth Century New Zealand  John E Martin, Allen and Unwin/Trade Union History Project, Wellington, 1990, $35.95 New Zealand Working People 1890-1990 Stevan Eldred-Grigg Dunmore Press, Palmerston North, 1990, $34.95   Nuclear Free:

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