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The one that got away, Russell Haley

Royce, Royce, the People’s Choice Peter Hawes Random House, $26.95, ISBN 1869414985 Peter Hawes’s new novel is a big, jocular and elaborate fishing yarn. The tale-telling is strenuously masculine, prodding, very physical. As you read, you feel as though you’re…
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Good sex and elegant science, Peter Hawes

Kokopu Dreams  Chris Baker Huia, $24.95, ISBN 1877266310 First Hunter: Spirit Shinto  Dale Elvy HarperCollins, $19.95, ISBN 1869503899 The Army of Five Men, Volume One  Shaun Hick HarperCollins, $19.95, ISBN 1869503848 Counterpart  Mike Johnson HarperCollins, $19.95, ISBN 1869503856 Hollywood once…
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Great expectations, John McCrystal

The Dream of Nikau Jam  Peter Hawes Vintage, $24.95, ISBN 1 86941 421 7 The Craymore Affair Kevin Ireland Vintage, $24.95, ISBN 1 86941 426 8 One of the great fears among actors is being typecast, bound up in the…
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Scabrous and spot on, Vincent O’Sullivan

Leapfrog with Unicorns Peter Hawes Vintage, $25.95 ISBN 186941 2842 Harvey had heard of New Zealand. “Noo Zeelan’?” he exclaimed. “You come all the way over here to talk about Noo Zealand? – Noo Zealand ain’t banana and it ain’t…
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Fantastic account, Heather Murray

Tasman’s Lay Peter Hawes Hazard Press, $24.95 ISBN 0 908790 52 X Tin Nimbus Geoff Cochrane Victoria University Press, $24.95 ISBN 0 86473 279 1 The Warrior Queen Barbara Else Godwit Publishing, $19.95, ISBN 0 908877 61 7 Remains of…
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