Monthly Archives: April 2013

Surrender by Donna Malane

This is a great novel by Donna Malane. I really enjoyed her main character, Di Rowe. I would describe the style of writing as darkly humorous. It’s a fast paced thriller set in Wellington and the Hutt Valley. Very descriptive … Continue reading

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The New Zealand Retirement Guide by Martin Hawes

Retirement is major life transition and it’s for keeps. Few of us think of retirement as a 20 or 30-year period of our life that will see our wants, needs and finances change. But the reality is that retirement doesn’t … Continue reading

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Bookshelves AND Globes…..

Not only are these bookshelves fantastic, there are globes….. via – Pretty Books

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Book of the Week – 29th April 2013 – Blackpeak Station

A compelling rural romance set in the rugged high country of New Zealand’s South Island. Four generations of the Black family have farmed Blackpeak Station. Next in line, or so she believes, is Charlotte Black, stubborn as rock and unbiddable as … Continue reading

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The Women’s Prize for Fiction – shortlist announced.

The Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly The Orange Prize) shortlist has been announced. The six novels are…. The sequel to the Man Booker-winning Wolf Hall. By 1535 Thomas Cromwell, the blacksmith’s son, is far from his humble origins. Chief Minister … Continue reading

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Night Strike by Chris Ryan – Book of the Week 15th April 2013

The second book in the Chris Ryan Extreme series. Former Warrant Officer Joe Gardner used to be the pride of the Regiment. Now he’s a hard luck story heading for the scrapheap. But a phone call from the blue changes … Continue reading

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Still unsure about the change over to digital, and how it may effect you?

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Six Years by Harlan Coben – Book of the Week 8th April 2013

Six years have passed since Jake Sanders watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man named Todd. But six years haven’t come close to extinguishing his feelings, and when Jake comes across Todd’s obituary, he can’t keep himself … Continue reading

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Until the End of Time by Danielle Steel – Book of the Week 01-04-2013

  Bill is a dedicated young lawyer working in New York. He leaves everything he trained for to follow his dream to become a minister in rural Wyoming. Jenny, his fashion stylist wife, leaves the milieu and life she loves … Continue reading

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