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Tall tales and truths from an underrated writer, Judith Holloway

Dead Man’s Head Jack Lasenby McIndoe, $18.95 There is a special category of books written about the world of children which are, on the whole, written for children to read (or to have read to them) but whose themes, originality

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An aberrant strain, Denis Welch

Top of the Greasy Pole Neale McMillan, McIndoe, $29.95 The record of political leadership in New Zealand is not inspiring. Out of 37 Premiers and Prime Ministers since 1854 only two could be called outstanding, rather than merely memorable. There

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Surveying, sketching and painting, Nola Easdale

John Turnbull Thomson: First Surveyor-General of NZ John Hall-Jones, McIndoe, $59.95 With trained professional eyes, New Zealand’s early surveyor/explorers sketched and mapped their way up the rivers and through the mountains of our country. Their journals and art works form

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