As Wellington and Waikanae face a winter without two beloved libraries, Marion McLeod reviews The Library Book, a hymn to a library that burned.
Marion McLeod reviews a memoir by author Claire Tomalin, who is candid about her affair with Martin Amis but maintains a classic English reserve.
Marion McLeod is baffled and somewhat bored to sobs by the eagerly awaited second novel by Indian superstar novelist Arundhati Roy.
Marion McLeod reviews the first full biography of English writer Angela Carter, whose eventful life included working on a screenplay of the Parker-Hulme murder in Christchurch.
Marion McLeod reviews a new biography of the great novelist Beryl Bainbridge - which reveals she wrote an unpublished manuscript based on the Parker-Hulme murder in Christchurch.
Fay Weldon! God almighty, is she still publishing? Yes, as well as believing in an almighty God, or however the Anglicans describe their deity. Marion McLeod warily approaches the latest Weldon novel - and declares herself kind of smitten.