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  Booknotes Unbound celebrates a first year of great reading

  World War One Book Club broadcast on Radio NZ



This week, Paula Morris on the new New Zealand book awards – and more – on our online hub for Kiwi booklovers, Booknotes Unbound.

Book Council Reading Doctor


In prescription #8, Book Council Reading Doctor, Kate de Goldi, offers recommendations for young readers who enjoy creepy, funny and icky reads.

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