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Faith and works, Anna Rogers

Shrewd Sanctity: The Story of Kathleen Hall, 1896-1970: Missionary Nurse in China Rae McGregor Polygraphia, $30.00, ISBN 1877332321 In an age of “icons” and “celebrities”, true heroes are hard to find. Kathleen Hall, however, was the real deal. This extraordinary…
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The operative words, Rae McGregor

Writing at the Edge of the Universe ed Mark Williams Canterbury University Press, $34.95, ISBN 1877257311 I wonder if Patrick Evans realised, when he wrote that salty article about students from Bill Manhire’s Victoria University creative writing programme (New Zealand…
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Interesting exercise in failure, Jane Stafford

The Story of a New Zealand Writer: Jane Mander   Rae McGregor University of Otago Press, $34.95, ISBN 1 877133 37 X Name the New Zealand woman writer, born in the late 19th century to a prosperous middle-class family, with an…
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