Aspirational reading

Aspirational books - they tempt me with a promise of perfection. It used to be parenting books. I took home Ian Grant's Growing Great Boys and Growing Great Girls. I tried to organise family meetings to talk through our "issues" but like most attempts I had at creating the perfect family, they failed. I should…
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Geraldine Brooks in Christchurch on 18 November – Toppling the hero…

Make sure not to miss this on Wednesday 18 November at 7.30pm - WORD Christchurch and Bookenz, in association with Hachette NZ, are proud to present an evening with Pulitzer prize-winning writer Geraldine Brooks, in conversation with Morrin Rout. Human nature being what it is, we place certain personalities on pedestals only to vilify them…
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Recent necrology, October 2015

Some well-known people who have died recently David Cesarani, 1956-2015 Holocaust historian who wrote an acclaimed study of Eichmann Brian Friel, 1929-2015 Prolific dramatist celebrated as the Irish Chekhov for plays such as Dancing at Lughnasa Denis Healey, 1917-2015 Formidable Labour minister and political bruiser who combined a fierce intellect with uncompromising outspokenness Lisa Jardine…
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크라이스트 쳐치의 봄은 바람이 분

이달은 온통 바쁨니다. 마음이 바쁨니다. 해아할 일들이 산입니다. 시작을 해야 하는 때인지 마무리를 해야하는 때인지 아직도 헤메고 있습니다. 11월이 봄이라서 그런가 봅니다. 이달에 소개할 책들 입니다. 모스크바 1957년 서곡 – 공영희 모스크바의 밤은 길고 깊었다. 인적 없는 거리의 가로등 불빛으로 미친듯이 휘몰아치는 눈보라를 바라보며 모스크바의 겨울을 지냈다. 그때, 나는 생각했다. 토스토예프스키나 솔제니친의 소설 속에 나오…
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