Reviews – takahē 88

Maurice Gee: Life and Work by Rachel Barrowman
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

Hera Lindsay Bird by Hera Lindsay Bird
reviewed by Janet Newman.

In the Supplementary Garden by Diana Bridge
reviewed by Mary Cresswell.

The Wish Child by Catherine Chidgey
reviewed by Cassandra Fusco.

As the Verb Tenses by Lynley Edmeades
reviewed by Janet Newman.

Labour: The New Zealand Labour Party 1916-2016 by Peter Franks and Jim McAloon
reviewed by Grant Duncan.

Maui and Other Maori Legends by Peter Gossage
Reviewed by Anna Smith.

Maukatere: Floating Mountain by Bernadette Hall
reviewed by Patricia Prime.

Nothing for It but to Sing by Michael Harlow
reviewed by Erik Kennedy

Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays on Place edited by Ingrid Horrocks and Cherie Lacey
reviewed by Cassandra Fusco.

Re-inventing New Zealand: Essays on the arts and the media by Roger Horrocks
reviewed by Cassandra Fusco.

Walking to Pencarrow: Selected Poems by Michael Jackson
reviewed by Mary Cresswell.

Complete Gold Leaves by Edward Jenner
reviewed by Enrica Sciarrino.

All Day at the Movies by Fiona Kidman
reviewed by Olivia Macassey.

This Change in Light by Fiona Kidman
reviewed by Olivia Macassey.

Ka Ngaro Te Reo: Māori language under siege in the nineteenth century by Paul Moon
reviewed by Garrick Cooper.

Cold Water Cure by Claire Orchard
reviewed by Catherine Fitchett.

And so it is by Vincent O’Sullivan
reviewed by Catherine Fitchett.

Something Else by David Parkyn
reviewed by Justin Harrison.

Rabbit, Rabbit by Kerrin P Sharpe
reviewed by Mary Cresswell.

Bloomsbury South: The Arts in Christchurch 1933-1953 by Peter Simpson
reviewed by Jessie Neilson.

Dad Art by Damien Wilkins
reviewed by Jessie Neilson.

 

Reviews Forthcoming in takahē 89 – April 2017

Back with the Human Condition by Nick Ascroft.
Reviewed by Mary Cresswell.

Maurice Gee: Life and Work by Rachel Barrowman.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

A fugitive presence by Peter Bland.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Coleman.

Collected Poems by Alistair Te Ariki Campbell.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

How to Tour the World on a Flying Fox by Marisa Cappetta.
Reviewed by Jessie Neilson.

The Youngest Son by Tony Chapelle.
Reviewed by Carolyn McCurdie.

Visions of Valhalla, a poetic tribute to Richard Wagner by John Davidson.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Coleman.

Enclosures 2 by Bill Direen.
Reviewed by Erik Kennedy.

Snark, Being a True History of the Expedition that Discovered the Snark and the Jabberwock … and its Tragic Aftermath by David Elliot.
Reviewed by Anna Smith.

New York Pocket Book by Paula Green.
Reviewed by Erik Kennedy.

Big Love Songs by Vaughan Gunson.
Reviewed by Mary Cresswell.

The Collected Poems of Katherine Mansfield1898-1922 edited by Gerri Kimber and Claire Davison.
Reviewed by Olivia Macassey.

Mansfield and Me: A Graphic Memoir by Sarah Laing.
Reviewed by Olivia Macassey.

Mysterious Mysteries of the Aro Valley by Danyl McLauchlan.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

My Mother and the Hungarians, and other small fictions by Frankie McMillan.
Reviewed by Janet Newman.

Billy Bird by Emma Neale.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Coleman.

Beside Herself by Chris Price.
Reviewed by Jessie Neilson.

Mirror World by Nicholas Reid.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Coleman.

Getting It Right: Poems1968–2015 by Alan Roddick.
Reviewed by Mary Cresswell.

Reading the Water by Paul Schimmel.
Reviewed by Siobhan Harvey.

Frida Kahlo’s Cry and Other Poems by Laura Solomon.
Reviewed by Carolyn McCurdie.

Shelf Life by CK Stead.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

Billy Button, a life by Bill Sutton.
Reviewed by Janet Newman.

Artefacts of Encounter: Cook’s voyages, colonial collecting and museum histories edited by Nicholas Thomas, Julie Adams, Billie Lythberg, Maia Nuku and Amiria Salmond.
Reviewed by Garrick Cooper.

Night Fishing by Brian Turner.
Reviewed by Patricia Prime.

The Curious Story of Harris and His Near Death Experience by Nicholas Williamson.
Reviewed by Anna Smith.

JAAM 33: Small Departures edited by Kiri Piahana-Wong and Rosetta Allan.
Reviewed by Mary Cresswell.

The Straight Banana by Tim Wilson.
reviewed by Carolyn McCurdie.

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