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Running from the past, Zoe Prebble

Replacement Girl Ann Beaglehole Tandem Press, $27.95, ISBN 1877178985 On a Distant Island Denis Baker David Ling, $24.95, ISBN 0908990790 Replacement Girl, Ann Beaglehole’s first novel, is a story about memory, and what is not remembered; about belonging and not…
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Issue 58 Winter 2002

  Volume 12 | Number 2 | Issue 58 | Winter 2002 Brian Turner: W H Oliver, Looking for the Phoenix – A Memoir Editorial Letters Elizabeth Smither: “Singing in the rain” (poem) Lydia Wevers: Bill Sewell, The Ballad of…
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Journalism without the mortgage, Verica Rupar

What’s News? Reclaiming Journalism in New Zealand ed Judy McGregor and Margie Comrie Dunmore Press, $37.95, ISBN 0864694164 When Bogey whispers “Kid”, the clocks stop. When Ingrid Bergman asks “Was that cannon fire, or is it my heart pounding?”, the…
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Ambivalence and comedy, Paola Bilbrough

Queen of Beauty  Paula Morris Penguin $27.95, ISBN 0864734425 The book of the film of the story of my life William Brandt Victoria University Press, $29.95, ISBN 0143018418 Queen of Beauty and The book of the film of the story…
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Why bother, Anna Jackson

Tomorrow the Dark Ken Catran Lothian, $17.95, ISBN 0734404174 The Thin Line V K Joseph Mallinson Rendel, $16.95, ISBN 090878371X Right Where It Hurts David Hill Mallinson Rendel, $15.95, ISBN 0908783701 Alchemy Margaret Mahy HarperCollins, $14.99, ISBN 0007131356 I’ve been…
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Posted in Children, Fiction, Literature, Review, Young adults

Obituary — Bill Sewell

Bill Sewell (1951-2003)   Bill Sewell achieved excellence in an unusually wide variety of areas. While versatility is sometimes the province of the amateur, this was not so with Bill, whose manifold fruiting branches sprang from a single and solid…
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Staying in the saddle, Kim Griggs

The Year of the Horse Sam Mahon Longacre, $34.95, ISBN 1877135739 In The Year of the Horse, sculptor Sam Mahon recounts the year he spent making of a life-sized bronze sculpture of a horse and rider, the archetypal Southern Man,…
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Volunteer photographers abroad, Paul Thompson

New Zealand Abroad – The story of VSA’s work in Africa, Asia and the Pacific Trevor Richards, Jeremy Rose, Margot Schwass (photographs: Bruce Connew, Nicola Dove, Bryn Evans, David Gurr, Gil Hanly, Louise Hyatt, Glenn Jowitt, Terry O’Connor) Bridget Williams…
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Light fantastic, Laurie Atkinson

The Pollards: A family and its child and adult opera companies in New Zealand and Australia 1880-1910 Peter Downes Steele Roberts, $39.95, ISBN 1877228737 Shakespeare got in a snit with them and had Rosencrantz compare them to noisy young birds…
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Measure for measure, Jenny Jones

Measurement  Tim Corballis Victoria University Press, $29.95, ISBN 0864734433 Writing a review of Tim Corballis’ second novel Measurement feels a bit like writing a review of a review. The fictitious book constantly referred to by the narrator, Measurement by Peter…
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