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Tales from a teenage colony, Harvey McQueen

The Duel on the Creek… and other tales of Victorian New Zealand Ray Hargreaves and Peter Holland (eds) University of Otago Press, $24.95 ISBN 0908569912 In the hastily constructed miners huts, over the elegant drawing room tea‑cups, around the boiling

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A little too obvious, Judith Holloway

Take it Easy David Hill Mallinson Rendel, $19.95, ISBN 0 908783 043 Kick Back David Hill Ashton Scholastic, $9.95, ISBN 1869432207 Curtain Up David Hill Heinemann Education, $14.95, ISBN 1868636908 See Ya, Simon David Hill Mallinson Rendel, $21.95, ISBN 0

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Posted in Children, Literature, Review and Young adults

“Our own inimitable way”, Miria Simpson

Toi Wahine ‑ The Worlds of Maori Women Kathie lrwin and lrihapeti Ramsden (eds) Penguin Books, $39.95 ISBN 0140147241 How refreshing to find a collection of writing by my own kind ‑ some from my own waka, Te Arawa, another

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Marrying the senses, Bill Sewell 

Dear Mr Sargeson  Riemke Ensing Cape Catley, $19.95 ISBN 0 908561 46 6 Like I Have Seen the Dark Green Ladder Climbing  Riemke Ensing The Pear Tree Press, no price given, ISBN 0958344205 Bodily Presence W H Oliver and Anne

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Away from home, David Eggleton

First and Last Songs Alan Riach Auckland University Press, $19.95, ISBN 1 869401220 Photographs Albert Wendt Auckland University Press, $19.95, ISBN 1 869401220 The notes at the back refer to quotations from Robert Burns’ Poems and Songs, and on the

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Off-track, Brian Turner

Lost at Sea Gary McCormick Hodder Moa Beckett, $14.95, ISBN 1869581849 Down the Backbone  Sam Hunt Hodder Moa Beckett, $14.95, ISBN 1869581830 Recently I picked up a copy of Heartland, the book of the television series, text by Gary McCormick.

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Poem — Dinah Hawken

The Lake Sometimes the lovely land comes gently to water sometimes it falls. The cliff is thrilling rising like a regiment or a choir of angels out of the lake but no‑one has power over water, since water being fluent

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Editorial — Issue 20

Editorial – Issue 20, October 1995 Two awards for the price of one The Wattie has long gone, beans having been swapped for wine. Now the New Zealand book awards go, too. There is to be from next year one

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Letters — Issue 20

Letters, Issue 20, October 1995 The black box Andrew Ladley misrepresents the notion of black box in his review of Elizabeth McLeay’s The Cabinet and Political Power in New Zealand (August 1995). Since he may not be alone in his

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Poem — Vincent O’Sullivan

The Cheyenne Party I know more people who want to write a book than I do those who know what party they’ll vote for in the next election which is a bit like saying I’ve seen in my time more

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