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The body in the pantry, Margot Schwass

The Case of the Missing Kitchen Barbara Else Random House, $26.95, ISBN 1869415744 The Case of the Missing Kitchen is Barbara Else’s wicked, waspish take on the thriller. Set in Wellington, it brims over with the genre’s stock elements: there’s…
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Volunteer photographers abroad, Paul Thompson

New Zealand Abroad – The story of VSA’s work in Africa, Asia and the Pacific Trevor Richards, Jeremy Rose, Margot Schwass (photographs: Bruce Connew, Nicola Dove, Bryn Evans, David Gurr, Gil Hanly, Louise Hyatt, Glenn Jowitt, Terry O’Connor) Bridget Williams…
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The family way, Margot Schwass

Authors’ Choice: Leading New Zealand writers choose their favourite stories – and explain why ed Owen Marshall Penguin, $29.95, ISBN 0141005297 Short short stories, postmodern short stories, short stories by young writers, women writers, gay writers … In recent years,…
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Europhiles, Neo-Americans et al, Margot Schwass

The Flamingo Anthology of New Zealand Short Stories ed Michael Morrissey HarperCollins, $29.95, ISBN 1 86950 335 X Editing an anthology of New Zealand fiction must be one of life’s more thankless tasks. Whether motivated by even-handedness and some sense…
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A discomforting book, Margot Schwass

Choo Woo  Lloyd Jones Victoria University Press, $24.95, ISBN 0 86473 345 3 The roaming narratives of Lloyd Jones – lately of Russia, Paris, Albania and other exotic destinations – return to local ground with Choo Woo. It’s certainly tempting…
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