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On men of a certain age, John Horrocks

The Conch Trumpet David Eggleton Otago University Press, $25.00, ISBN 9781877578939 Wonky Optics Geoff Cochrane Victoria University Press, $25.00, ISBN 9780864739810 Half Dark Harry Ricketts Victoria University Press, $25.00, ISBN 9780864739841 Feeding the Birds Kevin Ireland Steele Roberts, $20.00, ISBN…
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Constant fizz and playful grace, Mark Houlahan

Alan Brunton: Beyond the Ohlala Mountains: Poems 1968-2002 Michele Leggott and Martin Edmond (eds) Titus Books, $38.00, ISBN 9781877441479 Sweeping the Courtyard: The Selected Poems of Michael Harlow Michael Harlow Cold Hub Press, $40.00, ISBN 9780473274207 My first Red Mole…
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Moments of transcendence, Elizabeth Crayford

Otherwise  John Dennison Auckland University Press, $30.00, ISBN 9781869408282 The Art of Excavation Leilani Tamu Anahera Press, $25.00, ISBN 9780473290047 Whale Years  Gregory O’Brien Auckland University Press, $28.00, ISBN 9781869408329 The cover of John Dennison’s Otherwise features a photograph of…
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The undemocratic free market, Bryan Gould

Beyond the Free Market: Rebuilding a Just Society in New Zealand David Cooke, Claire Hill, Pat Baskett and Ruth Irwin (eds) Dunmore Press, $30.00, ISBN 9711927212189 In the opening essay of this impressive collection, Nicky Hager identifies 1993 as the…
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A music of our own, Peter Walls

Douglas Lilburn, Memories of Early Years and Other Writings  Robert Hoskins (ed) Steele Roberts, $40.00, ISBN 9781927242476 This is the Lilburn centenary year. Concerts are being branded with a special logo – a way of marking the pivotal contribution that…
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Moving historiographical boundaries, Paul Moon

Man of Secrets: The Private Life of Donald McLean Matthew Wright Penguin, $40.00, ISBN 9780143572213 At the Margin of Empire: John Webster and Hokianga, 1841–1900 Jennifer Ashton Auckland University Press, $50.00, ISBN 9781869408251 Those of us interested in reading about…
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Reiterating a theme, Peter Lineham

Reimagining God: The Faith Journey of a Modern Heretic Lloyd Geering Polebridge Press, $37.00, ISBN 9781598151565 Professor Lloyd Geering wrote his first book in 1968. Fifty-six years later, the grand old man is just shy of 100 years old and…
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Issue 110 | Winter 2015

Volume 25 | Number 2 |  Issue 110 | Winter 2015 Editorial Tina Makereti: Witi Ihimaera, Māori Boy: A Memoir of Childhood Letters Jane Westaway: Bridget van der Zijpp, In the Neighbourhood of Fame; Karen Breen, Sleep Sister Chris Else:…
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