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    A Dog's Tale: The strange evolution of our BFF

    A Dog's Tale: The strange evolution of our BFF


    During the Ice Age, an eight-year-old walked along a narrow passage - alongside the child were a wolf's...

    During the Ice Age, an eight-year-old walked along a narrow passage - alongside the child were a wolf's tracks.
    Story not over for gifted editor and publisher Elisabeth Calder

    Story not over for gifted editor and publisher Elisabeth Calder


    The first book she published was Salman Rushdie's first novel Grimus, now Elisabeth Calder will be honoured for her...

    The first book she published was Salman Rushdie's first novel Grimus, now Elisabeth Calder will be honoured for her work.
    The troubling true history of celebrated author Charles Dickens

    The troubling true history of celebrated author Charles Dickens


    Cruel revelations emerge about Charles Dickens in a letter uncovered nearly 150 years after his death and his descendant Lucinda Hawksley is glad the truth is...

    Cruel revelations emerge about Charles Dickens in a letter uncovered nearly 150 years after his death and his descendant Lucinda Hawksley is glad the truth is out.
    Harry Potter books burned at Catholic parish in Poland

    Harry Potter books burned at Catholic parish in Poland


    Catholic priests in Poland draw criticism after they burned books that their owners said had evil...

    Catholic priests in Poland draw criticism after they burned books that their owners said had evil forces.
    Book reviews: Fragment and Rage Becomes Her

    Book reviews: Fragment and Rage Becomes Her


    REVIEWS: Craig Russell's eco-thriller Fragment, plus Rage Becomes Her by Soraya...

    REVIEWS: Craig Russell's eco-thriller Fragment, plus Rage Becomes Her by Soraya Chemaly.
    Book review: The Unwinding of the Miracle

    Book review: The Unwinding of the Miracle


    Extraordinary, confrontational, sombre yet, ultimately, optimistic and...

    Extraordinary, confrontational, sombre yet, ultimately, optimistic and life-affirming.
    Book review: Oriental Parade

    Book review: Oriental Parade


    Set in a boutique hotel on Wellington's waterfront, all the stories feature guests or the owners of the Hotel...

    Set in a boutique hotel on Wellington's waterfront, all the stories feature guests or the owners of the Hotel Oriental.
    Book review: Glimpses of the Moon

    Book review: Glimpses of the Moon


    Opening the recent re-release of Edith Warton's 1922 novel, Glimpses of the Moon, is to disconcertingly enter a different world – at least for a...

    Opening the recent re-release of Edith Warton's 1922 novel, Glimpses of the Moon, is to disconcertingly enter a different world – at least for a moment.
    Book review: My Coney Island Baby

    Book review: My Coney Island Baby


    Lou Reed's Coney Island Baby is a fitting background for Billy O'Callaghan's second...

    Lou Reed's Coney Island Baby is a fitting background for Billy O'Callaghan's second novel.
    Rugby, beer and broken men

    Rugby, beer and broken men


    Sydney-based journalist Phil Barker recalls growing up in rural New...

    Sydney-based journalist Phil Barker recalls growing up in rural New Zealand.
    The truth about 'female' and 'male' brains

    The truth about 'female' and 'male' brains


    OPINION: New research claims to have proof that gender differences are hard-wired. Not so, says this...

    OPINION: New research claims to have proof that gender differences are hard-wired. Not so, says this neuroscientist.
    Connections with family, community may be key to long life: author

    Connections with family, community may be key to long life: author


    Nelson author Renee Hollis' interviews with 120 centenarians reveal the importance of maintaining connections to family and...

    Nelson author Renee Hollis' interviews with 120 centenarians reveal the importance of maintaining connections to family and community.