Violent child guide stays in libraries
Violent child guide stays in libraries

Auckland Council will not be removing a controversial book from its libraries, despite a growing petition claiming it "advocates…

Books: Life and love over the divide
Books: Life and love over the divide

Regular flashes of brilliance in the prose don't entirely steady the wobbles in this second novel from UK actress and writer…

'To Train Up a Child' available in libraries
'To Train Up a Child' available in libraries

A mum has launched a campaign to ban from public libraries a book that instructs parents to withhold food and whip their…

Two books, one Steve Jobs
Two books, one Steve Jobs

Exactly how big a jerk was Steve Jobs, and what does this teach us about management? These are major questions of the moment…

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Books: One fine bromance
Books: One fine bromance

In big steps across the years, Miller's second novel after 2011's Snowdrops follows two decades of a…

Books: How to build a life

Australian writer Kate Grenville’s new book is a homage to her mother Nance, an ‘ordinary’ woman who decided she wasn’t…

'Wild Oats' hubby speaks out

At the time, the dramatic move was a bid to save their relationship after Scott had a vasectomy, but now he's spoken out…

X-Files: Search for harsher truths

In the Nineties, when The X-Files was still good, 9/11, broadband and WikiLeaks had not happened.

The story that changed how we see children's books forever
The story that changed how we see children's books forever

Author Amanda Craig explores how Alice's Adventures in Wonderland changed the way we see children's…

Books: Mildly amusing nonsense

I really like the actress Celia Imrie, one of the stars of the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movies. So I wanted to like her…

Around the world in 196 books

Realising her bookshelves were a bit on the parochial side, Ann Morgan embarked on a quest to read a book from every country…

Books: On board for hilarious ride

In 2010 David Shields published his explosive literary manifesto, Reality Hunger . For all the controversy it kicked up…

Books: Down in the basement

Shortly after meeting Haruki Murakami in London, I wandered down Piccadilly to Waterstone's, the bookshop through which…

Travel book review: Thailand's Best Street Food
Travel book review:  Thailand's Best Street Food

There's nothing like a little local knowledge - someone who can point a visitor in the direction of…

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Fiction Addiction: What book would you most like your kids to read?
Fiction Addiction: What book would you most like your kids to read?

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is the book that most people want to pass on to their children, according to a survey…

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