TheDaughter of Time is a great little book in which Inspector Alan Grant is in hospital and endeavours to solve the well know mystery of whether Richard III killed his nephews.   I chose this author as I remembered reading another novel Brat Farrar in my teens.  Both books proved highly entertaining.

TheDaughter of Time is a great little book in which Inspector Alan Grant is in hospital and endeavours to solve the well know mystery of whether Richard III killed his nephews. I chose this author as I remembered reading another novel Brat Farrar in my teens. Both books proved highly entertaining.

TheDaughter of Time is a great little book in which Inspector Alan Grant is in hospital and endeavours to solve the well know mystery of whether Richard III killed his nephews.   I chose this author as I remembered reading another novel Brat Farrar in my teens.  Both books proved highly entertaining.

TheDaughter of Time is a great little book in which Inspector Alan Grant is in hospital and endeavours to solve the well know mystery of whether Richard III killed his nephews. I chose this author as I remembered reading another novel Brat Farrar in my teens. Both books proved highly entertaining.

British librarians have ranked this book ahead of the Bible as one every adult should read before they die!   Durng the Great Depression of the 1930s, In  small town  Alabama, a courageous lawyer defends a poor, black man wrongly accused of raping a white woman. In this magnificent story of compassion, integrity, friendship and loss of innocence written in 1960,  the author  Harper Lee made literary history. 57 years on, this classic is almost always on request  at Auckland Libraries.

British librarians have ranked this book ahead of the Bible as one every adult should read before they die! Durng the Great Depression of the 1930s, In small town Alabama, a courageous lawyer defends a poor, black man wrongly accused of raping a white woman. In this magnificent story of compassion, integrity, friendship and loss of innocence written in 1960, the author Harper Lee made literary history. 57 years on, this classic is almost always on request at Auckland Libraries.

I loved this book.  Dahl had a great sense of humour, which shows in his selection of which animals would make good window cleaners, and throughout this book.  When the animals are given work by a rich gentleman, they help him out by foiling a burglary.  I liked the illustrations, the humorous verses, and the wonderful ending!  A great read for kids.  A similar read is 'The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark' by Jill Tomlinson  -Joanne

I loved this book. Dahl had a great sense of humour, which shows in his selection of which animals would make good window cleaners, and throughout this book. When the animals are given work by a rich gentleman, they help him out by foiling a burglary. I liked the illustrations, the humorous verses, and the wonderful ending! A great read for kids. A similar read is 'The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark' by Jill Tomlinson -Joanne

Dear Mr Henshaw by Beverly Cleary.Leigh Botts writes to his favourite author Boyd Henshaw for a school project, as a reader you only see what Leigh writes in response to Mr Henshaw and as the letters continue to be sent you are brought along for the ride learning more about Leighs life and his troubles as a child. Leigh begins writing a diary part way through to continue sharing his thoughts as part of his exercises of becoming an author himself.

Dear Mr Henshaw by Beverly Cleary.Leigh Botts writes to his favourite author Boyd Henshaw for a school project, as a reader you only see what Leigh writes in response to Mr Henshaw and as the letters continue to be sent you are brought along for the ride learning more about Leighs life and his troubles as a child. Leigh begins writing a diary part way through to continue sharing his thoughts as part of his exercises of becoming an author himself.

Originally published in 1974 (the year before I was born), I read this as a teenager in the late 80s and really identified with it. Marcy is heartbroken when her favourite teacher gets fired, and brings together her fellow students to fight to get Ms Finney reinstated. Ms Finney has helped Marcy to begin to feel better about herself, as she struggles with her family, her weight and being lonely. This is such a snapshot of the 70's  and how womens roles were changing in society - Kelly

Originally published in 1974 (the year before I was born), I read this as a teenager in the late 80s and really identified with it. Marcy is heartbroken when her favourite teacher gets fired, and brings together her fellow students to fight to get Ms Finney reinstated. Ms Finney has helped Marcy to begin to feel better about herself, as she struggles with her family, her weight and being lonely. This is such a snapshot of the 70's and how womens roles were changing in society - Kelly

A selection of case studies looking at effects of impairment and incapacity of neurological function. Some cases were really fascinating, others not so much. I particularly liked 'The disembodied woman', 'The man who fell out of bed' and 'Cupid's disease' It would be interesting to see how an examination of these patients would stand up to today's science. Robyn

A selection of case studies looking at effects of impairment and incapacity of neurological function. Some cases were really fascinating, others not so much. I particularly liked 'The disembodied woman', 'The man who fell out of bed' and 'Cupid's disease' It would be interesting to see how an examination of these patients would stand up to today's science. Robyn

Combination of romance, thriller/murder mystery and ghost story. Favel lives on the idyllic island of Capri with her artist father, and falls madly in love with the handsome Roc Pendorric. After a whirlwind courtship, Roc takes Favel back to his Cornwall estate, where she learns about the legend of the ‘Brides of Pendorric’, whose lives are cut short by tragic mysterious circumstances. Favel can no longer ignore the accidents that keep happening to her, is she the next to die? Margaret

Combination of romance, thriller/murder mystery and ghost story. Favel lives on the idyllic island of Capri with her artist father, and falls madly in love with the handsome Roc Pendorric. After a whirlwind courtship, Roc takes Favel back to his Cornwall estate, where she learns about the legend of the ‘Brides of Pendorric’, whose lives are cut short by tragic mysterious circumstances. Favel can no longer ignore the accidents that keep happening to her, is she the next to die? Margaret

This story is beautifully written and tells us the importance of great friendship. Also, from the life of Wilbur, we understand life can be ups and downs. With such a great story line and theme, the story was made with movies loved by many people internationally. This book is great for children for education purpose. Rosa

This story is beautifully written and tells us the importance of great friendship. Also, from the life of Wilbur, we understand life can be ups and downs. With such a great story line and theme, the story was made with movies loved by many people internationally. This book is great for children for education purpose. Rosa

Lyrical and charming, this is poet Laurie Lee’s memoir of his childhood life in an English village during the years just after the First World War. It vividly depicts a world and way of life, seemingly embedded, but in fact on the brink of change forever. You can tell he is a poet -beautifully written!  Lorraine

Lyrical and charming, this is poet Laurie Lee’s memoir of his childhood life in an English village during the years just after the First World War. It vividly depicts a world and way of life, seemingly embedded, but in fact on the brink of change forever. You can tell he is a poet -beautifully written! Lorraine

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