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Issue 90 Winter 2010

  Volume 20 | Number 1 | Issue 90 | Winter 2010 Letters Obituary: J C Sturm Martin Edmond: Gordon Brown, Towards a Promised Land: On the Life and Art of Colin McCahon Linley Boniface: “Frind of All Animals” (Imprints)…
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Girls under fire, Tatjana Schaefer

Copper Top Coral Atkinson Dancing Tuatara, $20.00, ISBN 9781877192388 Real Life Ella West Longacre Press, $19.99, ISBN 9781877460395 Brother Sister Soldier Cousin Phyllis Johnston Longacre Press, $17.99, ISBN 9781877460319 Three novels about teenage girls disconnected from their families and trying…
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Frind of all animals, Linley Boniface

Linley Boniface recalls what Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals meant to her growing up in the “anti-Corfu” of 1970s Palmerston North. The territorial skirmishes of marriage manifest themselves, at my house, in bookcases. We have always had too many…
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Going the distance, Roger Robinson

Conquerors of Time Lynn McConnell SportsBooks, UK£10.00, ISBN 9781899807888 January 5 was the centenary of the birth of Jack Lovelock. A cake was cut at Timaru Boys’ High School, and a plaque was unveiled at his unlikely birthplace, the literally-named…
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One whole thing, Martin Edmond

Towards a Promised Land: On the Life and Art of Colin McCahon Gordon Brown Auckland University Press, $79.99, ISBN 9781869404529 As I began to read the 16 essays, plus introduction, that make up Gordon Brown’s Towards a Promised Land, I…
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Building on bones, Eric Medcalf

No Other Home Than This John Andrews Craig Potton Publishing, $49.99, ISBN 9781877517082 John Andrews must be a very curious man. This is a book that reflects a life of curiosity, of love for his profession, his humanity and his…
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Obituary — J C Sturm

J C Sturm (1927-2009) In 1927 a daughter was born at Opunake in Taranaki to a young Maori couple named Mary and Jack Papuni. They named their baby Te Kare, but the little girl would never know her mother, who…
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Virtually naive, Hamish Clayton

Dick Frizzell: The Painter Dick Frizzell Godwit, $75.00; ISBN 9781869621742 It’s funny how an established artist’s moment can seem to arrive suddenly second time around with an exceptionally appealing – almost unbelievable – narrative logic. After the remarkable debut and…
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Letters — Issue 90

What’s in a name? John O’Leary in his review of Dominic Alessio’s edition of The Great Romance by “The Inhabitant” (NZB Autumn 2010) comments “we do not know who wrote it”. But the National Library’s wonderful searchable site of New…
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