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Philippa Jamieson

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Philippa Jamieson was born to two librarian parents, and has worked in bookselling and publishing.
In 2002 she began a journey around New Zealand for two and a half years on the WWOOF scheme, volunteering on 40 different organic farms and gardens, and wrote a book about her experiences: The Wild Green Yonder (copies are now available direct from the author).
From 2002 she also became a freelance writer, penning numerous book reviews and articles, mainly for New Zealand newspapers and magazines. Many of these are about organic farming and gardening, and environmental issues.
She is now the editor of Organic NZ magazine, and a marriage and civil union celebrant.

Average rating: 3.48 · 21 ratings · 7 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
The Wild Green Yonder: Ten ...

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Änglamakerskan by Camilla Läckberg
"Never disappointing is Camilla Läckberg. The proofreading however was and the translation from time to to time. Maybe they were in too much of a rush to publish.
Can't wait for Camilla's next book."
Buried Angels by Camilla Läckberg
"Think this is one of her better ones. It has several strands, including some serious ones (neo-Nazism and Nazi sympathies from the war being one). A few themes have had an outing before, including the idea of a real person from history not only ap..." Read more of this review »
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Buried Angels by Camilla Läckberg
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Another great read from Camilla Läckberg. I polished off most of this chunky page-turner in one long sitting, so compelling was it. I did notice the odd glitch in translation (and a previous reader of this library copy had noted these in pencil), plu ...more
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The Lost Boy by Camilla Läckberg
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This has all the elements of a good crime novel: well-crafted and deftly plotted, likeable and realistic characters, great dialogue and a pace that propels the reader along. Plus it's a decent chunky size: nearly 500 pages (albeit largeish type, but ...more
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World Without End by Ken Follett
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A rollicking, rollercoaster saga of several decades of life in medieval England (and a bit in France and Italy). Great story-telling, well-woven plots and a host of distinctive characters in this epic page-turner. There's everything here: love, hate, ...more
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Look Who's Back by Timur Vermes
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The premise was promising, but didn't live up to the recommendation I had. I stopped reading about 50 pages into and thought I'd give up, but then made myself continue to the end.
Yes there are lots of topical references and parallels with society an
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Second Chances by Charity Norman
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I consumed this novel voraciously – it really was a page-turner. Two stories run in parallel: the present, in hospital, after 5-year-old Finn has fallen from a balcony and lies fighting for his life in intensive care; and the past, which gradually fi ...more
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Children of the Revolution by Peter Robinson
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Good solid plotting in this police procedural, combined with likeable characters and an authentic sense of place.
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Breakdown by Sara Paretsky
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In the 90s I read a lot of Sara Paretsky, but she went off my radar for a few years and I only just stumbled on this 2012 book the other day. She hasn't lost her touch – this is classic Paretsky: the gutsy heroine, VI Warshawski, a complex plot weavi ...more
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Mansfield and Me by Sarah Laing
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I really enjoyed this engaging book. It felt very authentic as a memoir, and the author bravely shared stuff about her life, growing up, the awkwardness and naivete of youth, relationships with women and men, and developing her creativity. Running pa ...more
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