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Vibrant picture of the Pythons

John, Paul, George and Ringo. Larry, Curly and Moe. Huey, Dewey and Louie. Kim, Laila and Hone.

New Zealand Hall of Fame: 50 Remarkable Kiwis

New Zealand Hall of Fame: 50 Remarkable Kiwis

After the success of New Zealand Hall of Fame: 50 Remarkable Kiwis, author Maria Gill and New Holland have teamed up again, with new illustrator Marco Ivancic, to produce New Zealand Hall of Fame: 25 Kiwi Champions.

The Deadly Sky

The Deadly Sky

Darryl Davis is 14, it's a cold New Zealand winter and the French are testing atom bombs in the Pacific.

Boy21

Boy21

Bellmont is a run-down town somewhere near Philadelphia.

Spark

Spark

Evie Everton is 17 and going through a bad patch.

Seddon at last gets biography of right calibre

Seddon at last gets biography of right calibre

Call him what you will, Richard John or ''King Dick'' Seddon, the man dominated the political landscape of a country that he liked to call ''God's Own''. Political scientists and historians regularly vote him top dog.

Characters take their turn around the dance floor

Characters take their turn around the dance floor

In this, his very substantial 10th book, Philip Hensher introduces the reader to four apparently very different characters in four different periods of history. 

A book to be savoured page by page

A book to be savoured page by page

Plot analysts and impatient readers beware. If you delve too deeply, or worse, cheat by turning to the final pages of We Were Liars, you will spoil for yourselves one of the best reads you are likely to find this year.

No-prisoners approach to social commentary

No-prisoners approach to social commentary

First off, it has to be said property developer and businessman Sir Bob Jones is a plain-speaking man and likes being one. He says what he thinks and doesn't care what people think of him. He relishes controversy and is always ready for a (verbal) scrap.

Manipulation in the age of social media

Manipulation in the age of social media

It is rare for a New Zealand book to create such attention as that captured by Dirty Politics.