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The Burning River

The Burning River

jax.goss@gmail.com 03/03/2021 0
"The Burning River" is set in an alternate Aotearoa, a possibly post-apocalyptic landscape where people get by mining plastics in swamps and making ti...
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Daylight - Elizabeth Knox

Daylight - Elizabeth Knox

jax.goss@gmail.com 30/06/2020 0
DaylightThere is no denying that Elizabeth Knox is one of the brightest lights in NZ literature. So, I approached "Daylight" with high expectations. I...
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Retirement in a Tent: From Dream to Reality - Faye Hawtin

Retirement in a Tent: From Dream to Reality - Faye Hawtin

jax.goss@gmail.com 29/05/2019 0
When she retired, Faye Hawtin refused to settle down in a little house and grow roses like so many retirees. Instead, she got herself a tent and a dre...
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Cockney Kid: the Making of an Unconventional Psychologist - Tony Taylor

Cockney Kid: the Making of an Unconventional Psychologist - Tony Taylor

jax.goss@gmail.com 30/04/2018 0
"Cockney Kid: The Making of an Unconventional Psychologist" is the autobiography of Victoria University Emeritus Professor Tony Taylor. It's a fascina...
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Kiwi Compañeros: New Zealand and the Spanish Civil War

Kiwi Compañeros: New Zealand and the Spanish Civil War

jax.goss@gmail.com 09/11/2017 0
I picked up Kiwi Compañeros by Mark Derby mostly because it had never occurred to me that there may be any connection at all between New Zealand and t...
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The Grass Catcher - Ian Wedde

The Grass Catcher - Ian Wedde

jax.goss@gmail.com 01/06/2017 0
Ian Wedde is a poet, fiction writer and critic, and The Grass Catcher: A Digression About Home - a deeply personal account of his life and travels - w...
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Unspeakable Secrets of the Aro Valley - Danyl Mclauchlan

Unspeakable Secrets of the Aro Valley - Danyl Mclauchlan

administrator 26/10/2016 0
I’ll be honest. When I started reading Unspeakable Secrets of the Aro Valley I wasn’t entirely sure whether it was being deliberately satirical and fu...
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The Death Ray Debacle: The Curious Story of Victor Penny

The Death Ray Debacle: The Curious Story of Victor Penny

administrator 26/07/2015 0
Author David McGill's 52nd book is a work of historical fiction, though one that explores the real people and real events surrounding New Zealand's ow...
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Sport 43: New Zealand New Writing 2015

Sport 43: New Zealand New Writing 2015

administrator 01/06/2015 0
Packed with new essays, poetry and fiction from leading and new New Zealand writers, Sport 43 is a superb overview of current New Zealand writing.Edit...
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