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Memoir a subtle and all-consuming pleasure

 

Bluff-based Dunedin poet Cilla McQueen captivates with the first of her poetic memoirs.

An insightful, engrossing WW2 story

An insightful, engrossing WW2 story

Chris Cleave's work on wartime leaves you thinking.

Poetry round-up

Poetry round-up

Hamesh Wyatt reviews recent works of poetry.

Thoughts of our young, progressive thinkers

Thoughts of our young, progressive thinkers

This work brings together the thoughts of young, progressive Kiwi thinkers, whose lived experience is the wonderland of Rogernomics and Ruthenasia, reviewer Victor Billot writes.

Children's war books

Children's war books

This is a terrific non-fiction book for children, containing information about New Zealand and Australian world war heroes and presented in an attractive reader-friendly format.

Day of nearly 20,000 British dead at Somme described in grim detail

Day of nearly 20,000 British dead at Somme described in grim detail

July 1, 1916 was the most blood-soaked day in the long blood-soaked history of Britain.

A salute to overlooked war artists

A salute to overlooked war artists

Some years ago Cantabrian author Jennifer Haworth published an excellent history of our World War 2 artists.

Remembering the fallen

Remembering the fallen

A detail from the war memorial window in St Andrew's Church, Cambridge (pictured), is included in To the Memory: New Zealand's War Memorials by historian Jock Phillips (Potton & Burton).

International picture books for older children

International picture books for older children

ODT books editor Helen Speirs reviews the latest international picture books for the older child.

Board books for little ones

Board books for little ones

ODT books editor Helen Speirs reviews board books for babies and toddlers.