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A child’s-eye view, Anna Mackenzie

The Mapmakers’ Race Eirlys Hunter Gecko Press, $25.00, ISBN 9781776572038 Time Twins Arne Norlin and Sally Astridge Submarine, $25.00, ISBN 9780473406325 Finding David Hill Puffin, $20.00, ISBN 9780143772392 The bonds of family and place, seen from an appropriately youthful viewpoint,…
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Back in the day, Chris Else

Tane’s War Brendaniel Weir Cloud Ink Press, $30.00, ISBN 9780473415648 Gone to Pegasus Tess Redgrave Submarine, $35.00, ISBN 9780473419196 Rotoroa Amy Head Victoria University Press, $30.00, ISBN 9781776561919 Over the last ten years or so, the number of established New…
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Peacetime at last, Helen Watson White

Astride a Fierce Wind Huberta Hellendoorn Submarine, $38.00, ISBN 9780473395216 Writing in retirement in the small Dunedin apartment she shares with her husband Bart, Huberta Hellendoorn characteristically uses a domestic metaphor to describe her ever-changing experience: The revolving dryer reminds…
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Brave writing, Charlotte Simmonds

The Walking Stick Tree Trish Harris Escalator Press, $35.00, ISBN 9780994118646 A Small Blue Thing Julie Hanify Submarine, $35.00, ISBN 9780994123770 The Case of the Missing Body Jenny Powell Otago University Press, $30.00, ISBN 9781877578311 What Does the Sea Sound…
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Writing about writing, Anne Else

Talk of Treasure  Jane Carswell Submarine, $35.00, ISBN 9780994137913 How do you depict the process of writing? Very few of the many films about writers try to show their protagonist actually doing it. Doctor Zhivago demonstrates why: Omar Sharif sits…
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