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Win a copy of this heart wrenching book – In the Hands of Strangers by Beverly Wardle – Jackson.

Published by Penguin Books. RRP $38 ‘We were children caught up in a welfare system that was meant to protect us, but ultimately served only to damage us. Yes, it was a different time, but many of the things that happened to us wouldn’t be acceptable in any era. My …

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Interview with Lloyd Spencer Davis author of Discovery and adventure with penguins

Part memoir, partly the research of a field biologist, Professor Penguin could be called ‘How Penguins Shaped My Life’. Based on journals kept during Davis’s years of working with penguins in the wild, the story takes readers to remote locations: Antarctica, the Galapagos, the deserts of Chile and Peru, the Falkland Islands, …

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Book Review for Tell You What – Great New Zealand Non Fiction, edited by Jolisa Gracewood and Susanna Andrew

On the web and the wireless, in magazines and journals, at prizegivings and p?whiri, New Zealanders are talking and writing about the world right now. We’ve been producing essays and articles, speeches and submissions, tweets and travelogues – nonfiction, in other words. This book collects some of New Zealand’s best …

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Liam Butler interviews Janet Hunt author of Our Big Blue Backyard New Zealand’s oceans and Marine Reserves.

Janet why do you think that our ocean life is the focus of so much passion and at times contention? First, the ocean is so much part of our lives on a whole lot of levels. As an island nation, we are surrounded by the sea: 75% of us live …

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I’ll Have What She’s Having

I’ll Have What She’s Having – My Adventures in Celebrity Dieting Rebecca Harrington Published by Randon House, RRP $21.99 From Gwyneth’s goji berry and quail egg concoctions to Jackie Kennedy’s baked potato and Beluga caviar regimen– … where there is a Hollywood starlet offering nutritional advice, there is a diet …

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Liam Butler interviews Frances Denz MNZM author of Women at the Top

Liam Butler interviews Frances Denz MNZM author of Women at the Top: A Handbook for aspiring women directors. www.stellaris.co.nz $29.95    Frances you state that in Australia and New Zealand 8.7% of directors of major companies are women.  What do women need to do make this small percentage? Since the book was …

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Liam Butler interviews poet David Eggleton.

Be in to win the new poetry collection from David Eggleton: The Conch Trumpet $25 www.otago.ac.nz/press/   David, your poems capture the essence of aspects of Kiwi life exceptionally well.  How have you honed this talent over your career so far? Thanks, Liam. The reason I capture Kiwi life as …

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Mademoiselle Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History… read on and win a copy of this intriguing book…

Certain lives are at once so exceptional, and yet so in step with their historical moments, that they illuminate cultural forces far beyond the scope of a single person. Such is the case with Coco Chanel, whose life offers one of the most fascinating tales of the twentieth century—throwing into …

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Win a Copy of Gravity by Jason Chin.

www.randomhouse.co.nz  RRP $19.99   The New York Times gave this stunning new picture book that explores the wild possibilities of a world without gravity book sky high praise… ‘Jason Chin gracefully combines science and illustrative art’. Whilst Holly Butler in Nelson remarked that the pictures ‘look like everything has wings …

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A great baking book to Win with Eldernet….

There’s nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread! With a bread machine and this book at your side, it couldn’t be much easier – packed with 25 of Simon & Alison’s favourte recipes, some ‘set & forget’ and for the more adventurous, some ‘shape & bake’ you really will …

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