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Dawn Raid author visits
Reading our own New Zealand stories can be a powerful experience and Invercargill 004 enjoyed hosting the author of a book in the 'New Zealand Stories' series produced by educational publisher...
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Prison book group volunteer honoured
Prison volunteer Celia Bockett received an award from Department of Corrections Ara Poutama Aotearoa for her help in running a BDS book group at Tongariro prison.  BDS was advised of Celia's...
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Kiwi authors find their 'voice'
“As a writer, I’m the end product of everything I’ve read,” said respected New Zealand author Lloyd Jones to an audience of 30 BDS members on Saturday night (1 September). Lloyd, a...
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Charity starts at BDS' home
New Zealand-based  author Charity Norman made a special visit to the BDS office on Friday 31 August to visit staff (no, we didn't quite 'See her in September', groan).  We...
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Tribute to Marjorie Latimer
In July we said goodbye to a dedicated and long-term volunteer, Marjorie Latimer. Sadly, she died on 15 July. Our favourite (only) nonagenerian volunteer was a walking advertisement...
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Life imitating the movies?
A lucky bunch of 45 BDS members won double passes to the film The Book Club, thanks to Trigger Marketing. The company, which is promoting the film in New Zealand, approached BDS with an offer...
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Author's home visit
Well loved Hawkes Bay novelist Charity Norman joined Napier 011 for their latest book group meeting. "Charity was a fascinating, delightful guest and we all loved hearing about her writing...
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Let them eat cake!
17th August 1993 is when the first Morrinsville book group (001) came into existence, so it's not surprising they celebrated their quarter of a century recently. Seven of the 10-strong group were...
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Thank you from the 'inside'
It's not unusual for Book Discussion Scheme to receive the occasional card or email of thanks from members who appreciate the service we provide or to share how much they are enjoying their book...
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Potato Peel Society
A periennial question often asked by book and film buffs is: 'Is the book better than the movie?'. When The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society hit the silver screen in...
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