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The Best Books I Never Wrote: Lucy Sussex

Blockbuster! by Lucy Sussex.

Blockbuster author Lucy Sussex reveals her favourite books.

In short: book reviews

Gut: The inside story of our body's most under-rated organ by Giulia Enders.

Brief fiction and non-fiction reviews.

Fans freak out at Harry Potter news

Times, they are a changing at Platform 9 and 3/4.

J.K.Rowling had fans in a froth overnight with movement at the station on Platform 9 and 3/4.

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Memories of a city lost

Jim Curnow, right, with a colleague in the Dainty Inn tearooms. Curnow ran the Dainty Inn on High St for 28 years. The view is from the kitchen through the pneumatic tube ordering system.

Five years after the earthquakes started, 19 elderly people have reconstructed the lost Christchurch from their memory.

Oliver Sacks dies at 82

Oliver Wolf Sacks was born in 1933 in London, son of husband-and-wife physicians.

Famed neurologist and author of Awakenings dies after fight with rare cancer.

Behind the Little Yellow Digger

Betty Gilderdale, co-author of the Little Yellow Digger children's books, with her son Peter, who have collaborated with curator Warwick Brown to produce an exhibition of Betty's late husband Alan Gilderdale's work.

A new show will reveal the secret works of the Little Yellow Digger illustrator Alan Gilderdale.

Tolkien's 'darkest work' released

The story of Kullervo is an early, unfinished work by JRR Tolkien.

An early, unfinished manuscript by JRR Tolkien is set to be published in the United Kingdom.

The Best Books I Never Wrote: Karen McMillan

New Zealand author and cancer survivor Karen McMillan.

Cancer survivor and author Karen McMillan reveals her favourite books.

In short: book reviews

Friday on My Mind by Nicci French.

Short fiction reviews.

A transatlantic thriller

Ann Turner, author of The Lost Swimmer, is also a screenwriter and filmmaker.

REVIEW: Despite the hype, The Lost Swimmer is a less-than-literary thriller.

The FIRE economy: how our economy is built on a house of cards

Professor Jane Kelsey, author of The FIRE Economy: New Zealand's Reckoning.

REVIEW: Jane Kelsey on why house prices, a credit boom and massive household debt are crises of politician's own making.

Young poet recreates women in history

Poet Nina Powles will speak at the 6 Poets in 60 Minutes event at Unity Books for National Poetry Day.

A young poet will play an important role in National Poetry Day events.

Waitomo Caves inspires kids e-book series

Nat Sheppard's adventures continue in The Ship of Sight and The Hand of Shadow.

An e-book series starting at Waitomo Caves is inspired by the author's time as a tour guide.

Abuse survivor's autobiography to help others

Childhood sex abuse survivor Christina Gillmore in Wellington.

An abuse survivor needs help publishing her autobiography.

Bill Bryson turns into Redford

Nick Nolte and Robert Redford in A Walk in the Woods, the cinematic adaptation of Bill Bryson's book.

Bill Bryson's best-known work has been turned into a movie - with Robert Redford playing our favourite writer.

Books are back - and in living colour

Books are back! Or, at least that's what Bookman says.

OPINION: I was chatting over whisky with a man in the book trade. Is there no limit to the glamour of the life I lead? No, there is not.

The girl who came back to life

Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander in the 2009 Swedish film adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Salander returns in the new novel The Girl in the Spider’s Web.

The late Stieg Larsson's editor reveals how tattooed hacker Lisbeth Salander was resurrected for a new novel.

Exclusive extract: The Girl in the Spider's Web

Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander in the 2009 Swedish film adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Salander returns in the new novel The Girl in the Spider’s Web.

EXCLUSIVE: The continuation of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series, The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz.

Jack Reacher is back

Jack Reacher, played here by Tom Cruise, returns with a new adventure in Make Me.

An exclusive extract of the first chapter from the new Jack Reacher novel, Make Me by Lee Child.

In short: reviews of R.H.I., Stray and Finders Keepers

Finders Keepers by Stephen King.

Short fiction reviews.

Holly Madison exposes life at the Playboy mansion

Perhaps not a perfect match after all: Holly Madison and Hugh Hefner.

Former Playboy Bunny Holly Madison takes aim at Hugh Hefner.

A novel take on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Vanessa Tait, author of The Looking Glass House and great-granddaughter of the original "Alice".

The great-granddaughter of "Alice in Wonderland"' has penned an intriguing fictional debut.

Magical and miraculous

Sarah Winman, who wrote the bestselling When God Was a Rabbit, returns with another magical offering.

REVIEW: English author Sarah Winman has conjured up something magic in her new novel.

A sweet caress but little depth

Author William Boyd has enjoyed international success with his previous novels.

REVIEW: William Boyd takes a similar approach to Any Human Heart in his new novel, but something is missing.

Simon Grigg: The Best Books I Never Wrote

How Bizarre: Pauly Fuemana and the Song that Stormed the World by Simon Grigg.

Music producer Simon Grigg reveals his favourite books.

In short: book reviews

Something to Hide by Deborah Moggach.

Short fiction and non-fiction reviews.

The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour

Edinburgh's Cafe Royal is a glorious slice of the past.

There are worse things to do than listen to tales of key Edinburgh writers, stopping for a few drinks on the way.

Death and bereavement: Louis de Bernieres new novel

Louis de Bernieres, who wrote the best-selling Captain Corelli's Mandarin, returns with another well-researched novel.

REVIEW: The first in a new trilogy by Louis de Bernieres sees him mine familiar territory.

Thriller focuses on genetic modification

Former Fairfax journalist Geoff Mein wrote The Alo Release under his pen name of Geoffrey Robert.

Wellington is the scene for much of a new international thriller.

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