Email digest: Wed 14 March 2012

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Tonight at The Children’s Bookshop (Kilbirnie) The Red Poppy by David Hill/ Fifi Colson is being launched

Book news
The digital age claims another old victim: After almost 250 years, the Encyclopaedia Britannica is going of print… [no link]

New releases
UK author Sarah Garland debuts book based on experience with refugees in Nelson, New Zealand

Book review
Book review: Steel Pelicans by Des Hunt

Writers and Readers week
Bill Manhire’s Poetry Masterclass

NZ Book Month
Bust out those felt-tips for a good old fashioned colouring competition!

From around the internet
Nora Roberts fans: Hachette is giving you the chance to get early copies of her upcoming novel The Witness.

The Simpsons opens with a couch gag that warms our fantasy-loving hearts


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