Everyone thought he was dead. You won’t believe what he was really doing: Partisan by James Caffin

There really are some stories that are stranger than fiction. The story of New Zealand soldier John Denvir is one of them. First published in 1945, and now republished by HarperCollins New Zealand, James Caffin's Partisan tells us about this man's incredible journey during World War II.
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Waiting for John Boyne to visit Christchurch – WORD Christchurch Autumn Season 2019

WORD Christchurch Autumn Season event, presented in association with The Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival, and supported by Culture Ireland, John Boyne: In Conversation will be held at The Piano on Monday 13 May, 6pm to 7pm, so if you're like me and want to find out more about the man and his novels, come along for what I'm sure will be an entertaining and insightful evening.
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Nazis, Journalists, and Night Witches: The Huntress by Kate Quinn

Nazi hunters, an all-female group of bomber pilots, and new brides in post-war America - Kate Quinn's The Huntress weaves three different stories into one gripping tale.  Born to a family living on the shores of Lake Baikal in Siberia, Nina's life is full of rusalki  (evil Russian and Hungarian lake witches) right from the day she's born…
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Kate’s top 2019 Pride picks

Welcome to Pride 2019! Christchurch City Libraries is hosting different Pride events at Tūranga this year  – check out Zines, Book Speed Dating, and a panel discussion with QTopia, or bring the whānau along for rainbow stories. In celebration of the season, I’d like to share my top picks for rainbow books for kids and…
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