Books: Manners turned into mannerisms
Books: Manners turned into mannerisms

Joanna Trollope has reshaped Sense And Sensibility. Val McDermid has rebuilt Northanger Abbey. Seth Grahame-Smith has given…

Books: Sledgehammer to crack a nut
Books: Sledgehammer to crack a nut

The judges of the Wodehouse literary prize must have an appropriate sense of humour. This year's award went to this satirical…

Books: Pulling the plug
Books: Pulling the plug

Meetings with prize-winning authors form the basis for new satire, writes Stephen Jewell.

Patient: Portraits from a doctor's surgery
photos Patient: Portraits from a doctor's surgery

Kerikeri GP Chris Reid photographed - with their permission - more than 400 of his patients at the end of their 15-minute…

Books

New Thrones book not what fans expected
New Thrones book not what fans expected

George RR Martin knows all the signs of Boba Fett Syndrome.

Book extract: A walk on the wild side

A new book exploring New Zealand’s long history of bush walking is published this week. In this Exclusive extract, writers…

Books: Elegant, cool vision of Earth

It is vital that you prevent anyone from telling you about William Gibson's new novel. Do not read the back cover. When…

Books: Elementary, my dear

Anthony Horowitz talks to Linda Herrick about shocking his readers with his new Sherlock, why he wrote with a fountain pen…

Why there's so much love for S.P.Q.R (+recipe)
Why there's so much love for S.P.Q.R (+recipe)

S.P.Q.R, hallmark of Auckland dining and Ponsonby road staple for over twenty years, publishes the cookbook…

Book review: View From The Road

This journey along State Highway 1 show that the nation's backbone is a place of life as well as an inanimate stretch of…

Alan Duff: Our future lies in our past

What compelled a 20-year-old Irish youth last month to murder his two younger brothers after finding out he was adopted?

Hairy Maclary project nears final leg

The Hairy Maclary sculpture project planned for Tauranga's redeveloped waterfront is closing in on its fundraising target…

Book lover: Victor Rodger

Victor Rodger is a New Zealand actor, playwright and scriptwriter. His play, Sons, is being staged by Auckland Theatre Company…

Books: Foibles of advancing age explored
Books: Foibles of advancing age explored

Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood (Bloomsbury) At almost 75, Canadian author Margaret Atwood is experiencing…

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Fiction Addiction

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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