Thursday, June 27, 2013


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BOOK LAUNCH – crown lynn collector 9780143565482.jpgCROWN LYNN COLLECTOR’S HANDBOOK

Calling all Crown Lynn lovers! Join Valerie Monk and Penguin Books to celebrate the Crown Lynn Collector’s Handbook  -  the essential reference for anyone fascinated by all of Crown Lynn’s work – from domestic products through to figurines, artware & hand-potted pieces.
Val will bring some of her precious samples for you to view.

Tuesday 2 July - in the bookshop
Wine & nibbles 6pm, talking 6.30pm
Please join us for a mid-winter warmer of delightful poets.
Bernadette Hall, from Christchurch, will read from The Judas Tree, a wonderful collection, that she has just edited, of poems by Lorna Staveley Anker.

Also sharing their poems will be Paula Green, with her new volume The Baker’s Thumbprint, Kiri Piahana- Wong with Night Swimming, and Penny Somervaille, who MCs Poetry Live and has been published in Side Stream, Potroast and Blackmail Press.

Both Bernadette & Paula will also read, as a tribute, some poems by the late Sarah Broom.

Wednesday 10 July 6pm in the bookshop
Wine & nibbles 6pm, reading 6.30pm Entry by koha at the door
fightingtochoose150.jpgBOOK LAUNCH – FIGHTING TO CHOOSE
Join author Alison McCulloch, Laila Harre and The Women’s Bookshop for the Auckland celebration of this important book, subtitled The Abortion Rights Struggle in New Zealand.

It chronicles a crucial but neglected chapter in our recent history – an impassioned battle that began with the passing of our conservative law in the 1970’s and continues to the present day.
Wednesday 24 July 5.30pm Gus Fisher Gallery, Kenneth Meyers Centre
74 Shortland Street, Auckland Central
LADIES’ LITERA-TEA tea cup green.jpgDATES
Sunday 25 August and Sunday 3 November
Both 1pm to 5.30pm at Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Epsom Girls.
Authors will be announced soon.

Tickets for the first one will go on sale MONDAY 15 JULY

Mark the dates in your diary now – the Ladies’ Litera-Teas always sell out!
may we be forgiven .jpgWOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2013 (formerly The Orange Prize and about to become the Bailey’s Prize!) has been won by A M Homes for May We Be Forgiven ($25).

We loved this novel - darkly comic & dizzyingly inventive.

Read it now; you are in for a treat. More details here.
CAROLE’S LIVE BOOK REVIEWSCarole discusses a book with Lindsey Dawson each week on Let's Talk, FACE TV (formerly Triangle TV) on SKY 89 - Thursdays 7pm, repeated Mondays 12noon.

You can watch these reviews on our website or directly on Youtube.

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