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Heroics, Ken Catran

Best and Bravest: Kiwis Awarded the Victoria Cross Glyn Harper and Colin Richardson HarperCollins, $17.99, ISBN 1869505239 Soldier in the Yellow Socks: Charles Upham, Our Finest Fighting Soldier Janice Marriott HarperCollins, $19.99, ISBN 1869505697 War Zones Helen Beaglehole Steele Roberts,…
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Writing for the little pink babies, Helen Beaglehole

In the early 1990s, researchers interested in the construction Of gender dressed a number of small babies in a nursery randomly in blue or pink, so that some little girl babies were in blue and some little boy babies in…
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The flip side of adventurousness, Judith Holloway

Closed, Stranger Kate De Goldi Penguin, $15.95, ISBN 0 14 130504 5 hanging on letting go Helen Beaglehole Mallinson Rendel, $14.95, ISBN 0 908783 47 7 The Shaman and the Droll Jack Lasenby Longacre, $14.95, ISBN 1 877135 32 1…
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The good, the sad  and the reckless, Pat Quinn

Taur Jack Lasenby Longacre Press, $14.95, ISBN 1 877135 18 6 because he’s my brother Helen Beaglehole Mallinson Rendel, $16.95, ISBN 0 908783 31 0 At the Big Red Rooster William Taylor Longacre Press, $14.95, ISBN 0 877135 20 8…
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Thank God for Harvey, Helen Beaglehole

Window Licking in the City of Love  Jennifer Maxwell Flamingo, $24.95, ISBN 4 86950 348 X Table at Sunset Lodge Vonnie Alexander Quoin Press, $24.95, ISBN 1 877163 25 2 Butterfly Mind Gwyneth Perry Bookcaster Press, $20.00, ISBN 0 473…
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