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    Story of sisters' exploits to help save family farm launched in Taranaki

    Story of sisters' exploits to help save family farm launched in Taranaki


    Retired oncology nurse Heather Ross grasped her stick tightly, terrified the escaped bulls she was facing would charge at her red...

    Retired oncology nurse Heather Ross grasped her stick tightly, terrified the escaped bulls she was facing would charge at her red gumboots.
    Trainspotting author to visit Christchurch for Word festival

    Trainspotting author to visit Christchurch for Word festival


    Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, New Zealand poet Hera Lindsay Bird and Mister Pip author Lloyd Jones will visit Christchurch for the Word writers' festival next...

    Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, New Zealand poet Hera Lindsay Bird and Mister Pip author Lloyd Jones will visit Christchurch for the Word writers' festival next month.
    Annaleese Jochems' prize-winning novel Baby was borne from a fruitless job search

    Annaleese Jochems' prize-winning novel Baby was borne from a fruitless job search


    Annaleese Jochems is irrepressible and charming – even when she's being bad. The husky-voiced 24-year-old author, whose debut novel, Baby, has been nominated for some of New Zealand's premier literary awards, recently got "sweary" in a...

    Annaleese Jochems is irrepressible and charming – even when she's being bad. The husky-voiced 24-year-old author, whose debut novel, Baby, has been nominated for some of New Zealand's premier literary awards, recently got "sweary" in a conversation with Jesse Mulligan on RNZ.
    Books of the week July 14, 2018

    Books of the week July 14, 2018


    Retribution by Richard Anderson (Scribe Publications)...

    Retribution by Richard Anderson (Scribe Publications) $40
    Book review: This Mortal Boy, by Fiona Kidman

    Book review: This Mortal Boy, by Fiona Kidman


    In 1955, New Zealand's second-last execution occurred. The victim was a hapless young Irishman, Albert Black, who had knifed a man in a bar-room brawl. Public revulsion at his execution was a major force in abolishing the death penalty in...

    In 1955, New Zealand's second-last execution occurred. The victim was a hapless young Irishman, Albert Black, who had knifed a man in a bar-room brawl. Public revulsion at his execution was a major force in abolishing the death penalty in 1961.
    Book Review: Behold, America: A History of America First and the American Dream, by Sarah Churchwell

    Book Review: Behold, America: A History of America First and the American Dream, by Sarah Churchwell


    In the late summer of 1941, as millions of Americans were debating whether to become involved in the war against Hitler, the journalist Dorothy Thompson wrote a celebrated essay for Harper's magazine. The title was Who Goes Nazi?, and Thompson explained...

    In the late summer of 1941, as millions of Americans were debating whether to become involved in the war against Hitler, the journalist Dorothy Thompson wrote a celebrated essay for Harper's magazine. The title was Who Goes Nazi?, and Thompson explained that she had devised "a somewhat macabre parlour game" to play at a large gathering of one's acquaintances "to speculate who in a showdown would go Nazi".
    New elder-abuse order issued for Marvel's Stan Lee

    New elder-abuse order issued for Marvel's Stan Lee


    A US judge has granted a new elder-abuse restraining order keeping a former manager away from 95-year-old Marvel Comics legend Stan...

    A US judge has granted a new elder-abuse restraining order keeping a former manager away from 95-year-old Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.
    Pictures tell a thousand words about the Marlborough Book Festival

    Pictures tell a thousand words about the Marlborough Book Festival


    As the fifth Marlborough Book Festival fast approaches, the team behind the event give a glimpse into the "clandestine committee meetings" that bring the whole thing...

    As the fifth Marlborough Book Festival fast approaches, the team behind the event give a glimpse into the "clandestine committee meetings" that bring the whole thing together.
    The Denniston connection: Life imitates art on repeat

    The Denniston connection: Life imitates art on repeat


    Kevin Moseley probably isn't going to get a call from the makers of hit TV show Who Do You Think You Are? anytime...

    Kevin Moseley probably isn't going to get a call from the makers of hit TV show Who Do You Think You Are? anytime soon.