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Searching for the whole truth, Bill Hastings 

Shirley Smith: An Examined Life Sarah Gaitanos Victoria University Press, $40.00, ISBN 9781776562176 In Wellington, it is difficult to find a lawyer, judge, or even a member of the Mongrel Mob of a certain age, who does not have a…
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Rescued by music, Peter Russell

The Violinist: Clare Galambos Winter, Holocaust Survivor Sarah Gaitanos Victoria University Press, $40.00, ISBN 9780864736451   This book is gripping, valuable and humbling. Gripping, because although it adds to a mountain of reports and memoirs of survivors of Auschwitz, it…
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Bring out your dead, Brian Easton

Crisis: One Central Bank Governor and the Global Financial Collapse  Alan Bollard with Sarah Gaitanos Auckland University Press, $29.99, ISBN 9781869404696   I examined carefully the Reserve Bank Bill before Parliament in 1988 to ensure that, come a financial crisis,…
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Acting out, Michael Nicolaidi

Nola Millar: A Theatrical Life Sarah Gaitanos Victoria University Press, $50.00,  ISBN 0864735375 Just Who Does He Think He Is?  George Webby Steele Roberts, $30.00, ISBN 1877338826 Once upon a time – 40 years ago – a convergence of forces…
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