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Writers speak more than they know, Jane Hurley

In the Same Room: Conversations with New Zealand Writers Elizabeth Alley and Mark Williams (eds), Auckland University Press, $29.95 Writers on Writing: An Anthology Robert Neale (ed), Oxford University Press, $39.95 In In the Same Room, Vincent O’Sullivan approvingly quotes fellow anthologist

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When people lose hope they die, Ann Beaglehole

By the Moon and the Stars Eva Hayman, Random Century, $24.95 Krystyna’s Story Halina Ogonowska-Coates, Bridget Williams Books, $29.95 When there is nothing left, what stops people huddling in a corner, not doing the things necessary for survival? Where does

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Editorial – Issue 7

Andrew Mason: The challenge continues You may have been expecting to read this December issue of New Zealand Books in A4 format and on lighter-weight paper – and certainly, after the ‘Notice to Readers’ announcing these and other changes in

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The Yanks in New Zealand, Andrew Mason

Brief Encounter Jock Phillips, Historical Branch, Department of Internal Affairs, $29.95 United States Forces in New Zealand 1942-45 Denys Bevan, self-published, Kakanui Post Shop, $39.95 The Yanks Are Coming Harry Bioletti, Century Hutchinson, 1989, out of print It is fifty

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Sacrificing the personal for the political, Jock Phillips

Ettie: A Life of Ettie Rout  Jane Tolerton, Penguin Books, $39.95 Ettie Rout has been known to us primarily as the woman who stood on the platform in Paris during the Great War and handed out anti-VD kits to soldiers

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Issue 7 | December 1992

  Volume 2 | Number 3 | Issue 7 | December 1992 Editorial Andrew Mason: “The Challenge Continues” Letters 15 writers: “You must read this”: Best books (comment) Keri Hulme: John Puhiatau Pule, The Shark that Ate the Sun (Ko a

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Christmas crackers, Celia Dunlop

This selection of good New Zealand books worth considering for children at Christmas is made from titles which have appeared or won awards in the last year. The choice was based on the book’s overall quality, potential pleasure as a

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Simple fact or subtle fiction? William Broughton

The Quick World, Autobiography Volume 3 Lauris Edmond, Bridget Williams Books, $29.95 The Quick World completes Lauris Edmond’s promised autobiographical trilogy, and documents the most recent 15 or so years of her life. I find that I have come more and

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The woman question, Patricia Sargison

Kate Sheppard: A Biography. The fight for women‘s votes in New Zealand: the life of the woman who led the struggle Judith Devaliant, Penguin, $34.95 Recognition of the role Kate Sheppard played in New Zealand history has been slow, and

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