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Al Brown's Smoked Kahawai Mishmash

Enjoy Al’s favourite breakfast at home!

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Gloriavale’s Lilia Tarawa on her fight for freedom

Lilia Tarawa’s family left the famous cult Gloriavale when she was 18. Here she reflects on what she has lost and gained by leaving…

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When is a religious community a cult?

Charity Norman muses on Gloriavale, cult leaders and researching for her new novel See You in September.

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You’ll die of boredom if you follow every rule

Miriam Lancewood on how an early adventure with her mother lit a fire in her heart, and led her to an unconventional life in the wilds of the South Island 

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Lee Child meets Elmore Leonard

Bestselling crime writer Ben Sanders talks about how he got started on his latest book, Marshall's Law.

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Drinks, sun umbrellas and books at the ready!

At Allen and Unwin NZ we read a LOT of books throughout the year and obviously while we think all of them are wonderful (!!), we do have some personal favourites. Here's what we have really truly loved in the last year - these are the books we press upon our families, keep talking about long after they were published, and think you might enjoy reading this summer.

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Why you should read Days Without End

Twice Booker-shortlisted author Sebastian Barry returns with a sensational new novel set in mid-19th Century America, an intensely poignant story of two men and the lives they are dealt.

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How Urzila told her first joke

Read this funny and moving excerpt from Urzila Carlson's memoir, from her tough early days in South Africa to happiness, love and success in New Zealand.

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BACON. ONION. BREAD. MANU. YUM!

Check out this easy and delicious French bacon and onion tart recipe from MKR Australia judge Manu Fieldel's new family cooking book More Please!

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Go behind the scenes in Jay-Jay Harvey's Life on the Edge!

Read this exclusive free excerpt to hear about her and Pink, Lady Gaga and (almost) Kim Kardashian...

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