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Chalk and cheese William Brandt

The Many Deaths of Mary Dobie: Murder, Politics and Revenge in Nineteenth-century New Zealand David Hastings Auckland University Press, $40.00, ISBN 9781869408374 The Scene of the Crime: Twelve Extraordinary True Stories of Crime and Punishment Steve Braunias HarperCollins, $37.00, ISBN…
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Posted in History, Non-fiction, Politics & Law, Review, Sociology

Bovver boys

What they wrote A taste of contributor comments over our first 20 years   On New Zealand Books My hope is that New Zealand Books will provide a forum for frank discussion that dares to rise above the suffocating confines…
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Singing out, William Brandt

Chronicle of the Unsung  Martin Edmond Auckland University Press, $34.99, ISBN 1869403118 Martin Edmond, son of Lauris, played a role in two iconic cultural phenomena of my formative years in 70s and 80s Auckland – he wrote the screenplay for…
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Posted in Memoir, Non-fiction, Review

Ambivalence and comedy, Paola Bilbrough

Queen of Beauty  Paula Morris Penguin $27.95, ISBN 0864734425 The book of the film of the story of my life William Brandt Victoria University Press, $29.95, ISBN 0143018418 Queen of Beauty and The book of the film of the story…
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Men Behaving Not Too Badly, Jane Westaway

Alpha Male William Brandt Victoria University Press, $24.95, ISBN 0 86473 378 X The young male voice has been absent from the NZ Lit chorus lately, and for that reason alone William Brandt’s first book is worth a close look.…
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Breaking the silence, Katherine Findlay

The Middle Bridge: A New Zealand childhood Sheryl Jennings Tandem Press, $19.95, ISBN 0 908884508 Warriors of Truth: Adult Survivors Healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse Kim McGregor University of Otago Press, $29.95, ISBN 0 90856984X Invisible Wounds: A Self‑help Guide…
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Posted in Gender, Non-fiction, Review, Sociology
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