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Golden boy of tennis, Joseph Romanos

Anthony Wilding: A Sporting Life Len and Shelley Richardson Canterbury University Press, $49.95, ISBN 187725701X New Zealand seems to produce a sports champion of world significance every year or two these days: Rob Waddell, Sarah Ulmer, Michael Campbell, Hamish Carter,…
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“Who’s this Pinetree?” Chris Laidlaw

The Judas Game: The Betrayal of New Zealand rugby Joseph Romanos Darius Press, $29.95, ISBN 0958240906 Meads Brian Turner Hodder Moa Beckett $49.95, ISBN 1869589173 A little anecdote buried in Joseph Romanos’ latest book The Judas Game: The Betrayal of…
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Odds on, Joseph Romanos

Two Over Three on Goodtime Sugar: The New Zealand TAB turns 50 David Grant Victoria University Press, $49.95, ISBN 0864734018 David Grant’s history of the Totalisator Agency Board should come with a warning: it is not to be approached by…
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Preserving the personal myth, Harry Ricketts

Out On A Limb Martin Crowe Reed Publishing, $39.95, ISBN 0 7900 0387 2 Tortured Genius Joseph Romanos Hodder Moa Beckett, $39.95, ISBN 1 86958 187 3 In Anthony Powell’s roman fleuve, A Dance to the Music of Time, the…
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