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The LOOP Print Emailer - Mother's Day Edition

The LOOP Print Emailer

12 May 2000

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Mother's Day Edition

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We love our mums here at LOOP. Mother's Day this year is 14 May, and what better pressie than a book?

Some of the latest to have arrived at LOOP HQ...

The High Jump: a New Zealand Childhood - Elizabeth Knox (VUP, $24.95)

Her first book since the hugely successful The Vinters Luck (now topping 36,000 sales and 18 months in the bestseller list), The High Jump is made up of three of Knox's earlier novellas, in a revised form with the addition of an afterword. The novel recollects a New Zealand childhood in the late 60s and 70s - maybe a bit too recent for your mum to relate to directly, but she'll love Knox's familiar settings and Kiwi style. If you are a mum yourself, buy it and spend Sunday reading. Who says you can't get yourself a Mother's Day present?

Lavender: the New Zealand Gardener's Guide - Virginia McNaughton (Penguin, $39.95)

Everything any gardener ever needs to know about lavender (in all its 200 varieties) is in this book: growing, identification, history and uses... and it's a hardback, with a pretty cover too. Sadly it's not a scratch 'n sniff, but we bet your mum will like it.

The Fencing Master - Arturo Perez-Reverte (Harvill Press, $24.95)

Set in 1868 Spain on the eve of the Revolution, this intelligent, romantic thriller is also a gripping tale of passion and deception. A smart and sexy book for smart and sexy women: men, this is the gift for the mother of your kids. Tell her you love her... and let her read it first, okay?

Marrying the Mistress - Joanna Trollope (Bloomsbury, $45)

Not just for Trollope fans, this popular author's latest novel is another stunning read: tricky emotional stuff tackled delicately and appartantly effortlessly. The story of Simon Stockdale, his adulterous grandfather and the 'mistress' half his age, Simon's wife Carrie and his gay brother Alan. A modern family drama: give your grandma a thrill...

And special Mother's Day shout-outs to Tui, Pam, Roz and the other LOOP mums. Awwww....


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