Books

On the verge

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By Sue Orr in

Issue 3887 30th Oct 2014

In a pocket of post-Vietnam America, a character comes of age as others threaten to come undone.

Child’s play

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By Mark Broatch in

Issue 3887 30th Oct 2014

David Veart’s account of 200 years of toys reveals an alternative history of New Zealand: people at play, a focus on children and a reflection of a changing society.

Living rooms

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By Mark Broatch in

Issue 3886 23rd Oct 2014

There’s no place like home, but what does it mean? Houses and the furniture, plumbing and even cutlery within have changed radically in recent centuries, says social historian Judith Flanders.

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