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In her own unique style Urzila tells the story of her childhood in South Africa, her move to comedy, and ultimately to New Zealand.
The book that cracked open the myth and encouraged all New Zealanders to be more up front about their mental health. Whether you read it for the sports or the wellness aspect, it’s a book that needs to be read.
When I first read this book I was inspired. Needless to say, when the author finally admitted to being a drug cheat I felt very let down. It still makes an interesting read in hindsight now.
When I was a child I read a book called Helen Keller’s Teacher (Margaret Davidson). Ever since I have been fascinated by Helen’s teacher, Anne.
It’s hard to believe in our relatively comfortable place in the world that the events in stories such as that of Congolese refugee Sandra are happening around us. Adrift in a world where she struggles to belong, it is a riveting story.
I think this is probably the best of the books that have been produced by the Keeping up with the Kaimanawa’s clan.
I don’t really do science so when someone recommended this book I was a bit sceptical. I should not have been. What science there was I could easily follow but the tale is actually about the bravery of three women.
Of all the biographies of domestic violence, this is the one that stood out to me. Not only does it speak to the lead-up to Helen’s murder, but it also gives a real insight into the struggle of her parents.
As a would be runner but procrastinating lazy person who likes nothing better than putting their feet up with a good book, this book is inspiring. I dare you to read it and not hear the words in Kerre’s voice.
This book gives a fascinating insight into not just Princess Louise's life, but that of Victoria, the rest of the royal family and British society in general at that time.
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