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Catching the post, Linda Burgess

The Penguin Book of New Zealand Letters ed Louise Lawrence Penguin, $34.95, ISBN 0143018663 Oh friends, friends – where would we be without them? Sometimes they move far away, as did Charlotte Bronte’s school friend and confidante Mary Taylor, who

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Letters — Issue 60

Laconic inaccuracies Bryan Gilling does himself no favours with his extraordinarily laconic and frequently inaccurate review of my book Te Ara Ki Te Tiriti: The Path to the Treaty of Waitangi. The constraints of space prevent me from detailing all

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Poem — Kerry Popplewell

The Iliad, Book xii   So in the years to come Poseidon and god Apollo Would set all things to rights once more (The Iliad, xiii. Robert Eagles’ translation) Homer knew war: knew the killing – brains spilling out, spurting

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Hunting down the story, Norman Bilbrough

A Friend in Paradise Des Hunt HarperCollins, $14.95, ISBN 1869504429 Henry and the Flea Brian Falkner Mallinson Rendel, $16.95, ISBN 0908783779 The Dragon’s Apprentice Linda McNabb HarperCollins, $14.95, ISBN 1869504127 Artists Are Crazy and Other Stories Ken Catran Lothian Books,

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Remembrance of things past, Peter Wells

The House at Karamu Beryl Fletcher Spinifex, $29.95, ISBN 1876756357 Travelling with Augusta 1835 and 1999  Ingrid Horrocks Victoria University Press, $34.95, ISBN 0864734476 Initially, when I received these two books for review, I thought I would resist the contrast-and-compare

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Autobiographical silences, Doug Munro

Awatere: A Soldier’s Story Arapeta Awatere (ed Hinemoa Ruataupare Awatere) Huia, $49.95, ISBN 1877283819 During the early 1970s, an elderly Maori man, who had been convicted of murder, sat in his cell in Mt Eden Prison and penned his memoirs.

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The body in the pantry, Margot Schwass

The Case of the Missing Kitchen Barbara Else Random House, $26.95, ISBN 1869415744 The Case of the Missing Kitchen is Barbara Else’s wicked, waspish take on the thriller. Set in Wellington, it brims over with the genre’s stock elements: there’s

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Faith and works, Martin Edmond

Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith Marja Bloem and Martin Browne Craig Potton Publishing, $59.95, ISBN 0908802919 Don Binney: Nga Manu/Nga Motu – Birds/Islands Damian Skinner Auckland University Press, $49.99, ISBN 186940288X In the set I moved with in Auckland

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Poem — Peter Bland

Storm Beach – Coromandel   All things swim and glitter. Ghostlike we glide Through nature and should not know our place again. Ralph Waldo Emerson A tsunami off the Kermadecs curdles the bay’s translucent blue. Mussel Reef’s out of reach

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Issue 60 Summer 2002

  Volume 12 | Number 4 | Issue 60| Summer 2002 Martin Edmond: Marja Bloem and Martin Browne, Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith; Damian Skinner, Don Binney: Nga Manu/Nga Motu – Birds/Islands Editorial Letters Les Cleveland: John Crawford and Ian

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