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What they wrote A taste of contributor comments over our first 20 years   On New Zealand Books My hope is that New Zealand Books will provide a forum for frank discussion that dares to rise above the suffocating confines…
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Geek chic, Jane Bowron

An Asian at my Table Raybon Kan Penguin, $29.95, ISBN  0143019104 I first encountered Raybon Kan across a crowded news room at The Dominion when I was just starting out as tv critic back in the early 1990s. Raybon had…
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A light yodel, Jane Bowron

The Topp Twins Book Jools and Lynda Topp Penguin Books, $29.95, ISBN 0143018604 The Topp Twins book is an absolute must for Topp Twins’ fans and an absolute miss for those with no more than a passing acquaintance with the…
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I remember, I remember, Jane Bowron

The High Jump: A New Zealand Childhood  Elizabeth Knox Victoria University Press, $24.95, ISBN 0864733372   Anyone who grew up in New Zealand in the 1960s and ’70s can bask in the nostalgia of Elizabeth Knox’s trilogy The High Jump…
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