New books for June

I love unpacking the new books from their boxes. These are my picks from the new book box: Dead Writers in Rehab is the second novel by British author Paul Basset Davies; also a writer for stage, radio, television and film. Protagonist Foster James wakes up in what he thinks is rehab. After a therapy session…
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Finding Gobi

I was so glad I got the chance to read Finding Gobi as I have been following Dion and Gobi’s story via the news and social media for some time. Written in the third person, the story almost has a fiction feel, even though you know it is true. It is a light and easy read, suitable…
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The new Canterbury College building opened 140 years ago – in 1877

Canterbury College was founded in 1873 and quickly gained 87 students. Despite the Canterbury College Board of Governors approving a Gothic Revival building design by Benjamin Woolfield Mountfort in 1874, delays occurred when it could not be decided where to build — land they owned on Worcester Street or adjacent to the Museum. Professor A…
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Big Library Read is back – Read The Other Einstein from 12 to 26 June

The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict is this month's Big Library Read. You can get this eBook on OverDrive right now - no holds, no queues, unlimited copies. Meet Mileva Marić, The Other Einstein. Learn all about this remarkable woman by participating in the world’s largest global eBook reading club through libraries, Big Library Read. In the…
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80 years old : Citizens’ War Memorial (Cathedral Square)

The Citizens' War Memorial is still there, hidden behind the cordon. The Citizens' War Memorial has stood outside the  Christchurch Anglican Cathedral for eighty years. It survived the earthquakes of 2010/2011 undamaged. On 9 June 1937 the statue was unveiled by Colonel S.C.P. Nicholls, after a service by Anglican Archbishop Julius. Originally modelled in clay by local artist…
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