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Books recently reviewed by Doris on Newstalk ZB with Leighton Smith. Tune in every Friday from 11.40 to here Doris talk about the latest releases.

The all-time classic telling of life in the 1960s Hauraki Gulf Trailblazing writer Shirley Maddock's journey to document the Hauraki Gulf and its people in 1964 was also a watershed moment for the story of New Zealand. It was a time when colonial innocence ... read more

Islands of the Gulf

Seasonal recipes and expert planting guides from Great Dixter, Christopher Lloyd's quintessential English country gardenThe Great Dixter Cookbook features seventy simple and delicious seasonal recipes from the kitchen ga... read more

The Great Dixter Cookbook: Recipes from an English Garden

The remarkable story of the project undertaken by Paul Bangay and Monash University to transform a neglected car park at the university's Prato campus in Tuscany into a traditional Renassance walled garden, befitting... read more

The Italian Garden: Restoring a Renaissance Garden in Tuscany

'Absolutely beautiful' The Times 'Luminous' Ursula K Le Guin, Guardian 'I loved Our Souls at Night' David Nicholls This is a love story. A story about growing old with grace. Addie Moore and Louis Waters have been neighbours for years. Now they b... read more

Our Souls at Night: Film Tie-in

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Series:Lonely Planet

Hemingway's Cuba, jazz in New Orleans, the Italian Renaissance: whether it's art, music, literature, cinema or TV, there's something for everyone in this follow-up to Wine Trails and Food Trails. In this comprehensive guide, you'll find ideas and itineraries for... read more

Culture Trails

A failing estate, a fractured family, a turn of fortune, and a story of love stretching across generations, connecting a family from all corners of the globe. A novel with the magic of Colleen McCullough, Bryce Courtenay and Cloudstreet. Matthew Fenchurch,... read more

Jarulan by the River

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One mission... countless enemies.
Former mercenary Sonja Kurtz is hired by business tycoon Julianne Clyde-Smith to head an elite squad. Their aim: to take down Africa's top poaching kingpins and stop at nothing to save its endangered wildlife.
But as the b... read more

The Cull

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Instant New York Times BestsellerBest of 2017 - included on best-of lists by the New York Times, NPR, Barnes & Noble, Publisher's Weekly, LitHub, BookPage, Booklist, TheRealBookSpy.com, the Financial Times (UK) and the Daily Mail (UK) "The Force is mesmerizing, a tr... read more

The Force

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"No one captures the exuberant passions and inner struggles of women like Elizabeth Church."--Martha Hall Kelly, author of Lilac Girls A powerful novel about a gutsy showgirl who tries to conquer her past amongst the glamour of 1960s Las Vegas--and find... read more

All the Beautiful Girls

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1993: The Ku Klux Klan hold a rally provoking violence from an unexpected quarter which leaves authorities with an extraordinary dilemma: how do you handle a 98-year-old perpetrator who will not speak out except to admit her guilt? 1919: Exiled in disgrace from ... read more

At First Light

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She can't prove he did it. But she might die trying...From the Sunday Times No.1 bestselling author of the Logan McRae series, comes a standalone spinoff featuring DS Roberta Steel.Revenge is a dangerous thing...Detective Chief Inspector Roberta Steel got caugh... read more

Now We Are Dead