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Mind-opening perspective on China

Richard Loseby's experiences give a different view of China, reviewer Mike Crowl finds.

Winnie-the-Pooh meets Britain's queen in new story

Winnie-the-Pooh meets Britain's queen in new story

Winnie-the-Pooh turns 90 this year and the much-loved children's character returns for a new adventure in which he meets someone else celebrating the same significant birthday - Britain's Queen Elizabeth.

Reality of autism depicted

Reality of autism depicted

Cushla McKinney reviews a novel that deals with the complexities of autism.

Crime & thrillers roundup

Crime & thrillers roundup

Tex Fox reviews the latest crime and thriller books.

Nightmares of myth merge with modern monstrosity

Nightmares of myth merge with modern monstrosity

Jessie Neilson reviews an eloquent debut novel on the horrors of war.

Journalist's personal experience shines through

Journalist's personal experience shines through

Rosie Manins reviews a work of fiction based on fact.

Lyrical, complex and compelling

Lyrical, complex and compelling

Inga Simpson's thought-provoking latest work is worth the wait, says reviewer Willie Campbell.

Better-than-average romantic thriller

Reliable is a bit of a weasel word. However, when it when it comes to Nora Roberts, it's an ideal way of describing the work of the prolific American writer.

Wide spectrum of imagination on show

Wide spectrum of imagination on show Any new collection of New Zealand fiction is something I look forward to, especially this one that shows our writers' imagination and creativity are thriving.

Young adult roundup

Young adult roundup

Wes and his best friend Corey regret jazz camp from the first minute of jazz camp.