Category Archives: Books

Bittersweet by p.d.r. lindsay

In the British army of 1872, corrupt young officers play games of a different kind. Their favourite is to rape young society women in their homes. The rogues make a competition out of it. The more girls the regiment savages, … Continue reading

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Whispers of the Past by Owen Clough

Sam is employed by the Department of Conservation (DoC). His two mates are helping out. Their task is to clear out as many feral pigs as they can in the Tongariro National Park, which is located in the North Island … Continue reading

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The Dragon Slayer’s Son by Robinne Weiss

Nathan is shocked to learn that his father is dead, and even more shocked to learn that he died in the line of duty as a dragon slayer. Everything he thought he knew about his father was a lie. But … Continue reading

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Publicans of the Port Nicholson District in the Colony of New Zealand by Hilda McDonnell

Publicans Of The Port Nicholson District in The Colony Of New Zealand … including Coglan’s at Petone, Buck’s at the Taita & James Brown’s at Upper Hutt. In addition: Scotch Jock’s at Pari-pari and Thoms’ Inn at Parramatta Point. Publicans … Continue reading

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Portuguese in Aotearoa 1826–1886 by Hilda McDonnell

Portuguese in Aotearoa: they came to NZ from Portugal In April 1881, the new colony of New Zealand had 207 people who were born in ‘Portugal (this is including the Azores, Cape de Verd, and Madeira)’. Only 19 of this … Continue reading

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Half a world Away by Julia Stuart

Eastbourne in Wartime 1899 – 1922 The book covers three decades, two wars and one community whose families were separated by military conflict during the early twentieth century. While it’s focus is the eastern bays of Wellington Harbour the story … Continue reading

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Help! My Story Has the Mary-Sue Disease by L C Morgenstern

Mary-Sue Disease is like Chicken Pox: Every author’s work comes down with it at least once and it’s not hard to cure …if you know how. Have you been told that your character is a “Mary Sue” because they have … Continue reading

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