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Public Address 21/10/08 - Announcing: PA Books

Public Address 21/10/08 - Announcing: Public Address Books

Hi folks -- check out David Haywood's post today: it contains an exciting announcement about a new blog-to-book publishing project that I think you will like. RB ---

Our Saddest and Most Tragic Christmas Ever | Oct 21, 2008 09:30
David Haywood has no fixed abode
Cast your mind forward two months into the future. It's Christmas Eve 2008 in the Haywood household. The electricity has been disconnected, and the room feels like the interior of a blast freezer. Snow is whipping dismally against the window-panes. The icy corpses of little birds twinkle in the trees...

Age cannot wither me | Oct 21, 2008 04:24
Jolisa Gracewood is a woman of infinite variety
I have no patience with people who lie about their age, those vain hopers who shave a couple of years off in pursuit of an edge over suitors, employers, peers. They are fools of the highest order. Because they're doing it wrong. If you're going to lie about your age,...

Sunday Bloody Sunday Newspaper | Oct 20, 2008 20:24
Hadyn Green hates your favourite team
I was foolish enough to pick up a Sunday paper while having coffee. On the front cover of the sports section there was a large article with a large colour photo about Hawke's Bay's loss to Canterbury in the Air New Zealand Cup. Down in the left corner was a...

A Word From the Ministry for Learning People Things | Oct 20, 2008 13:30
Emma Hart said so, that's why.
The markers of last year's English exams said choice of text film, novel, play, poem or short story is critical to students' success, but many teachers are making poor choices. Level 1 markers said they were concerned that lots of poems and short stories studied were "of a...


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