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Issue 70 | October 2005

  Volume 15 | Number 4 | Issue 70 | October 2005 Anna Jackson: Elizabeth Knox, Dreamhunter; Anne Kennedy, The Time of the Giants; Margaret Mahy, Maddigan’s Fantasia Guy Somerset: “Review and be damned” (Editorial) Kathryn Walls: Tessa Duder, Margaret…
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Over there, Anna Rogers

Foreign City Charlotte Grimshaw Vintage, $36.95, ISBN 1869417275 Responsibility Nigel Cox Victoria University Press, $29.95, ISBN 0864734964 White Shadows: Memories of Marienbad Philip Temple Vintage, $27.95, ISBN 1869416996 I’m old enough to remember the days when a New Zealand novel…
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An end to cultural thumb-sucking, Gordon McLauchlan

Great New Zealand Argument: Ideas About Ourselves ed Russell Brown Activity Press, $29.95, ISBN 95826340X For decades after 1930, a year seldom passed without a book or long magazine article by a New Zealander or a visiting scholar examining New…
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Swamp thing, Elizabeth Smither

Elizabeth Smither seeks out A Girl of the Limberlost. I can still remember my fear of the swamp. Was it because of The Hound of the Baskervilles? But A Girl of the Limberlost held a deeper kind of fear when…
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Poem – Jan FitzGerald

McLaren Falls  in this place the river rises to meet us & rungs of spray swing from bank to sky ducks pedal down to Freshwater Atlantis in this place indefinable grapnels to granite & lake-loving cypress tai chi in the…
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Women on top, Linda Burgess

Linda Burgess responds to The Women’s Bookshop’s invitation to vote for the top 10 women writers of the last 50 years … and assesses the results.  Speaking in that slightly miffed voice that people can use when they get a…
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You had to be there, Simon Upton

Creating a National Spirit – Celebrating New Zealand’s Centennial ed William Renwick Victoria University Press, $39.95, ISBN 0864734751 How many people can recall New Zealand’s 150th birthday? And of those who can, what is it that is most vividly remembered?…
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Yes, Minister, Bob Gregory

The Tie That Binds: The Relationship Between Ministers and Chief Executives Colin James Institute of Policy Studies and the New Zealand Centre for Public Law, Victoria University of Wellington, $25.00, ISBN 0908935676 Public service reform was not a major election…
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Dealing with the fallout, Nick Matwiyoff

Nuclear New Zealand: Sorting Fact from Fiction Andrew McEwan Hazard, $39.99, ISBN 187727058X In July 2002, on the 36th anniversary of the first French nuclear tests on the Mururoa Atoll, John Doom of Papeete’s Association Mururoa e Tatou announced that…
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