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An excellent start, John Halligan

The New Contractualism?  eds Glyn Davis, Barbara Sullivan and Anna Yeatman Macmillan, $57.95, ISBN 0 7329 4442 2 Contracts have long been an integral part of the private sector but have been increasingly extended to new fields in the delivery of

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Perched precariously on the edge, Ramesh Thakur

Tigers in New Zealand? The Role of Asian Investment in the Economy R D Cremer and B Ramasamy Institute of Policy Studies and Asia 200 Foundation, $18.00, ISBN 0 908935 03 x New Zealand and ASEAN: The Strategic and Economic

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With a little help, Janet Hughes

Becoming a Writer Dorothea Brande Macmillan, $29.95, ISBN 0 333 65377 7 The Writer’s Companion Barry Turner Macmillan, $34.95, ISBN 0 333 62133 6 In 1934 when Dorothea Brande wrote the much-reprinted Becoming a Writer, people didn’t say “I’m not a

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The way it was and isn’t, Colin James

All Honourable Men: Inside the Muldoon cabinet 1975‑1984 Hugh Templeton Auckland University Press, $39.95 ISBN 186940128X Goodbye to All That Bryan Gould Macmillan, £16.99 ISBN 033363800X I’ve Been Thinking Richard Prebble Seaview, $19.95 ISBN 1869581709 “A prudent punter would conclude

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A major Australasian critic, Charles Ferrall

Patrick White Mark Williams, Macmillan, 1993, $45.95 During the early 1960s Patrick White wrote an admiring letter to Janet Frame; she replied 22 years later. The Tasman is often wider than it looks, but this belies some more direct correspondences

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