Unity Books best-seller chart for the week ending November 17

The best-selling books at the two best bookstores in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Friday Poem: 'The man who wanted to stroke my hair' by Elizabeth Smither

New verse by New Plymouth writer Elizabeth Smither.

Book of the Week: The life of Claire Tomalin, toast of London literati

Marion McLeod reviews a memoir by author Claire Tomalin, who is candid about her affair with Martin Amis but maintains a classic English reserve.