Amy Poehler? Yes please!

Amy Poehler is one of those actresses I was vaguely aware of but to whom I’d never really paid much attention. She occasionally cropped up in movies like ‘Blades of Glory’ and Mean Girls, usually playing someone blonde and kooky. Later I associated her with Tina Fey, as her friend, and as one half of the legendary Saturday…
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Heard of Persephone Books?

You may not have come across these elegant, unassuming ladies in our library shelves, well groomed in dove-grey covers and creamy-white spine labels. Don’t be misled by their quiet twinset and pearls demeanour. Take a chance and have a browse! You might be seduced by their petticoats, their gorgeous end papers. Who are Persephone Books and…
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Matariki competition winners

Kia ora. The winners of our Matariki competition are: Facebook The Facebook winner is Tumohe. Matariki means: Whanau, celebration, hakari, whanaungatanga, wairua, Aroha, and maintaining the gifts handed down to us by our tupuna:) Blog The winner on the blog is Gallivanta: Matariki means it’s my mother’s birthday. I love the connection of her birth…
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A rollickin’ good yarn

After reading two bleak stories I needed a complete change. For this reason I chose an historical first novel by Anna Freeman titled The Fair Fight. It turned out to be a rollickin’ good yarn from beginning to end. When I read historical fiction I want to be transported to another time and place. I…
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