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Book Review: Katherine of Aragon

Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen – Alison Weir
Published by Hachette New Zealand

History tells us how she died. This captivating novel shows us how she lived. 475 more words


The One That Got Away by Leigh Himes & Bliss Chat

Are you looking for a fun, quirky story that has you guessing and rooting for the main character?  Well, The One That Got Away by Leigh Himes is the perfect pick.   1,002 more words


The Thursday Quote

“Even before James Squire set sail as a convict aboard the First Fleet, liquor was playing its part in shaping the colony-to-be. Who was entitled to it and who wasn’t; who could make and sell it and who couldn’t; and how the young and thirsty colony could make itself self-sufficient in booze.

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Book Review: Smoke

Smoke – Dan Vyleta
Published by Hachette New Zealand

If sin were visible and you could see people’s anger, their lust and cravings, what would the world be like? 371 more words


Long live our public libraries and down with the Booker Prize!

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In the lead up to The People’s Book Prize 2016 we caught up with author Quentin Letts to talk about his book… 750 more words


Book Review: Pen & Palate, Mastering the Art of Adulthood with Recipes

My reading of this book seems to have coincided with a very important milestone in my life: the marriage of a best friend. I find this happens to me quite frequently; I will pick up a book and find it is the perfect thing to be reading at that very specific time in my life. 518 more words

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