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J M Thomson: A most unlikely spy

Intersecting Lines: the Memoirs of Ian Milner Vincent O’Sullivan (ed) Victoria University Press, $29.95 When Joseph McCarthy emerged from what had hitherto been the sane and liberal State of Wisconsin the 1950s assumed the lurid appellation of his name. Junior…
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Eileen Mayo, Painter/ Designer, J M Thomson

Eileen Mayo, Painter/ Designer National Library of New Zealand, PO Box 1467, Wellington, $29.70 The inspiriting exhibition of Eileen Mayo’s work in the National Library Gallery is matched by this impeccably produced and stylish catalogue, which faithful to its subject…
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Editorial — Issue 5

J M Thomson: The longevity of books Sixty-six publications are reviewed in this issue, some by necessity at shorter length, and a number of others are mentioned elsewhere in articles such as Ron Palenski’s survey of sports writing in New…
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Editorial — Issue 3

J M Thomson: Looking forward As we near the end of our first year we have a better sense of our purpose and direction and are able to make adjustments and changes. First, the Peppercorn Press is a registered charity…
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Editorial — Issue 2

Filling a gap Response to our first issue has crystallised in an appreciative awareness of the gap we are attempting to fill and of the role that lies ahead. Once minor technical faults had been corrected, our format proved the…
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Editorial — Issue 1

J M Thomson: Books in society   Over the past decade New Zealand books have increasingly won international renown. Books are one of our chief cultural assets however undervalued they may be by economic policy makers. This publication appears at…
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