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In the service of one’s country, Mary Varnham

Le Quesnoy 1918: New Zealand’s Last Battle Christopher Pugsley Oratia, $45.00, ISBN 9780947506490 My father served on the Western Front, having signed up at the age of 17 or thereabouts. He came from a lonely farm in the Akatarawa Valley,…
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Moments of brilliance — Mary Varnham

Mary Varnham surveys the reviewing industry from behind the publisher’s desk. Save me, please. A publisher writing an article about book reviewing and reviewers is akin to a chef writing about restaurant critics: may as well stick your head in…
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Between rocks and hard places, David Hill

The Real McKay Graham Bishop Otago University Press, $45.00,  ISBN 9781877372223 The Amazing World of James Hector  Simon Nathan and Mary Varnham (eds) Awa Press, $25.00, ISBN 9780958275071 The first time I went on a Geological Society field trip, we…
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Values, principles and faith, Mary Varnham

The House of Reed 1907-1983: Great Days in New Zealand Publishing Edmund Bohan Canterbury University Press, $39.95, ISBN 187725732X Books and Boots: The Story of New Zealand Publisher, Writer and Long Distance Walker Alfred Hamish Reed Ian Dougherty Otago University…
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The triumph of reinvention, Mary Varnham

Wellington – The First Years of European Settlement 1840-1850 Gavin McLean Penguin Books, $29.95, ISBN 0140288635 Wellington’s Heritage – plants, gardens, and landscape Winsome Shepherd Te Papa Press, $49.95, ISBN 0909010730 Kirkcaldie & Stains – A Wellington Story Julia Millen…
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