Chloe Blades

Chloe Blades is a bookseller at Unity Books in Auckland and blogger at www.kloekloe.com. She migrated to New Zealand in 2014 after graduating from Loughborough University in English Literature. Chloe was born in Norwich in 1990.

Books
May 10, 2021
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Towards Compostela is a book that will walk with you

Chloe Blades reviews a travel memoir about a pilgrimage, and invites us to share in her own.

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Books
Feb 17, 2021

Gangland: a book about meth and the people whose lives it touches

A senior journalist tells the story of how meth arrived - and flourished - in Aotearoa.

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Books
Oct 13, 2020
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Seriously, you need to order your Christmas books right now

This festive season we've got some extra-fun shipping logjams to deal with.

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Books
Sep 19, 2019

Review: The Truants, a novel of debauchery and dangerous charisma

Chloe Blades reviews Kate Weinberg's first novel, which is selling like mad and earning the London writer comparisons to Agatha Christie and Donna Tartt. 

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Books
May 13, 2019

Review: The Porpoise would win a fight against Jordan Peterson’s lobster-men

Chloe Blades on the raw, complex and unabashedly feminist new novel by the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. 

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Books
Jul 11, 2018

Bridget Jones goes to the White House: a racy new political memoir

Chloe Blades finds joy in a memoir of the Obama Presidency by a millennial stenographer, who is instructed to 'exude femininity in a strictly non-sexual way'.

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