Tag Archives: Competitions

Win!!! A copy of the Silkworm…

The Silkworm, by Robert Galbraith/JK Rowling The opening chapters of this ‘who dun it’ crime novel, the second in what will be a series featuring the ex-army private detective Cormoron Strike, begin with the age old formula of a struggling detective, his attractive and competent assistant and an unexpected female …

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Liam Butler interviews Jas McPhee author of Feed a Family of Six for under $20.

Question one:       Jas – feeding a family for under $20 something other than KFC or Burger King that everyone will enjoy has got to be good in a country enduring an obesity epidemic.  What are the some of the key ingredients that you use? When I’m making a meal for …

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Be in to win another great book!!!!

My Escape from Crete – Jim McDevitt, Published April 2002 by JT McDevitt. The book is a chronicle of events and times the author underwent during WW2 when he served in the New Zealand Armed Forces in the Mediterranean.  Jim had been taken prisoner by the German forces and was …

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Liam Butler interviews Geoff Chapple, Founding CEO of the Te Araroa Trust.

Geoff Chapple is an accomplished writer, journalist and committed trail-blazer. He is the author of four books, including Rewi Alley, 1981: The Tour and New Zealand North to South.  This year Geoff has again updated his guidebook of Te Araroa Trail: The Long Pathway to include route changes. It is …

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Liam Butler interviews poet Siobhan Harvey on Autism

Siobhan Harvey is the author of the poetry collection Lost Relatives (2011) and a book of literary interviews, Words Chosen Carefully: New Zealand writers in discussion (2010), as well as editor ofOur Own Kind: 100 New Zealand poems about animals (2009). Her poems have been published in magazines and anthologies at home and internationally. In …

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A Review of ‘The News’ by Alain de Botton. Be in to win a copy of this great book…

Alain de Botton? Did I really want to read another of his books?   Well as it turns out I did. I found ‘The News- A User’s Manual’ to be a page turner and I’m still not sure whether that’s because of; the sadly everyday yet somehow strange news vignettes he …

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Liam Butler interviews Ann Andrews QSM author of Positively Parkinson’s

Positively Parkinson’s Symptoms & Diagnosis, Research & Treatment, Advice & Support $35 plus $5 postage and handling pp 176 www.calicopublishing.co.nz/book/positively-parkinsons  Question one. Ann you live with Parkinson’s and have written an insightful guide written in a confident and warm manner. How do you suggest people learn the most from their …

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