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Before and after, Christina Stachurski

Remembering Christchurch: Voices from Decades Past Alison Parr Penguin, $45.00, ISBN 9780143573371 A Villa at the End of the Empire: One Hundred Ways to Read a City Fiona Farrell Vintage, $40.00, ISBN 9781775537519 King Rich Joe Bennett HarperCollins, $37.00, ISBN…
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Opening a vein, Paul Thomas

Down Boy Joe Bennett Hazard Press, $20.00, ISBN 1877393258 Hillsides: The Best of David Hill Mallinson Rendel, $25.00, ISBN 0958262608 The American sportswriter Red Smith, who produced a daily column for 22 consecutive years, reckoned being a columnist was easy:…
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The back of beyond, Kim Griggs

Mustn’t Grumble: An Accidental Return to England Joe Bennett HarperCollins, $34.99, ISBN 07432376272 First Pass Under Heaven Nathan Hoturoa Gray Penguin, $29.95, ISBN 0143020676 You Must Die Once Ian D Robinson HarperCollins, $29.99, ISBN 1869505468 If you’d asked me a…
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Posted in Memoir, Non-fiction, Review

Herons, dogs, lorikeets, Kim Griggs

Fool’s Paradise Steve Braunias Random House, $24.95, ISBN 1869414837 Sit Joe Bennett Hazard Press, $19.95, ISBN 1877270105 From the Heart Helen Brown HarperCollins, $24.95, ISBN 1869503996 According to Phillip Lopate, editor of The Art of the Personal Essay, the personal…
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Clayton’s books? Denis Welch

America on Five Bullets a Day Raybon Kan Hodder Moa Beckett, $29.95, ISBN 1 86958 656 5 Just Walking the Dogs Joe Bennett Hazard Press, $16.95, ISBN 1 877161 49 7 Yin and Tonic Renée Random House, $29.95, ISBN 1…
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From the University of Suffering, Joe Bennett

Julia Moore : Julia Moore P.I. Penguin, $24.95, ISBN 0140293833 Lauren Roche: Bent Not Broken Steele Roberts, $24.95, ISBN 1877228338   These are the stories of two New Zealand women who have triumphed over circumstance. Neither story makes cheerful reading…
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