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Adventures in the waiting room, Garth Baker

Going the Distance – Women Outdoors in New Zealand Tess Redgrave Tandem Press, $34.95, ISBN 1877298018 Seduced by the Sea  ed Tessa Duder HarperCollins, $29.95, ISBN 1869504461 Te Araroa: The New Zealand Trail Geoff Chapple Random House, $34.95, ISBN 186941537X…
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Running from the past, Zoe Prebble

Replacement Girl Ann Beaglehole Tandem Press, $27.95, ISBN 1877178985 On a Distant Island Denis Baker David Ling, $24.95, ISBN 0908990790 Replacement Girl, Ann Beaglehole’s first novel, is a story about memory, and what is not remembered; about belonging and not…
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A bob each way, Jon Gadsby

The Other Side Of The Ditch: A cartoon century in the New Zealand-Australia relationship Ian F Grant Tandem Press, $19.95, ISBN 0958232008 Thoroughbreds, Trainers, Toffs and Tic Tac Men: A Cartoon History of Horse Racing in New Zealand David Grant…
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Posted in History, Media, Non-fiction, Review, Sociology

Voice-over, Michaelanne Forster

The Big OE  Nigel McCarter Tandem Press, $24.95, ISBN 18771788837 A Snake in the Shrine – Journeys with Nobby through Middle Japan  David Geraghty University of Otago Press, $29.95, ISBN 1877276138 When I picked up The Big OE by Nigel…
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Love and other animals, Susan Paris

Return to One Foot Island  Graeme Lay Penguin, $18.95, ISBN 0141313706 Peri Penelope Todd Longacre, $14.95, ISBN 1877135658 Owl  Joanna Orwin Longacre, $16.95, ISBN 1877135585 50 Short Short Stories by Young New Zealanders  ed Graeme Lay Tandem Press, $19.95, ISBN…
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Risky business, Alison Kirkman

Whistle Blower: Abuse of Power in the Church: A New Zealand Story Louise Deans Tandem Press, $24.95, ISBN 1877178780 How dangerous men think and how to stay safe for life Brent Sanders Random House Australia, $24.95, ISBN 0091842093 Touchy Subject:…
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Posted in Education, Gender, Health, Non-fiction, Psychology, Review, Sociology

Babes and Biggles, Louise Wrightson

Spectacular Babies ed Bill Manhire HarperCollins, $24.95, ISBN 1869503775 Boys’ Own Stories: Short Stories by New Zealand Men ed Graeme Lay Tandem Press, $24.95, ISBN 1877178691 Five years ago, I remember jumping up and down in frustration in front of…
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Not a hot Friday, Denis Welch

Morrieson’s Motel ed Gordon McLauchlan Tandem Press, $24.95, ISBN 1877178721 Well, it probably seemed like a good idea at the time. In fact, we know that it did, because Gordon McLauchlan tells us so. In the introduction to Morrieson’s Motel…
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Else-where, Phillip Mann

Brainjoy Chris Else Tandem Press, $24.95, ISBN 1 877178 34 9 If “What if … ?” can be regarded as the foundation question of all fiction, then for Science Fiction it should be accompanied with two question marks; for of…
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Searching for the celestial city, Bill Sewell

A Passion for Travel ed Tina Shaw Tandem Press, $29.95, ISBN 1 877178 31 4 We seem to live in an age of pointless record-breaking. People vie with each other to gulp down the most Weetbix in the shortest time…
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