Busytown by Jolisa Gracewood

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Busytown: A turn-up for the books

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  • Sam F,

    Wow. There's news of some more bad -- no, appalling -- behaviour coming down the pike. Not my place to tell you, but it should be public soon enough.

    You tease us so.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1609 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Yeah, and I for one hate that... :-)

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Andre Alessi,

    Crime writer Dick Francis is also a "family business" with his son, Felix co-authoring them these days, but is acknowledged as such. Apparently Dick had been doing it for a while, his wife used to help write them from the 1960s, not sure if she got credit, though.

    I've always been impressed with the bravado of V.C. Andrews' publisher, who kept the fact of her death quiet for years, and simply engaged a ghost writer (pun most definitely intended) to keep churning out the books.

    Devonport, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 864 posts Report Reply

  • Ngaire BookieMonster,

    Interest officially piqued, though also slightly irritated at being kept in suspense. :D

    At the foot of Mt Te Aroh… • Since Nov 2009 • 174 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    I just want to know if it's about this topic or some other one, really, so I know what to keep an eye out for.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19686 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    Russell, we all know about R..... H..., the c...r... and the n...y g... already. Or is this the one about an All Black, several members of the Finnish ladies volleyball team, and a range of items from the vegetable section of a well known supermarket?

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    I just want to know if it's about this topic or some other one, really, so I know what to keep an eye out for.

    I think we can safely assume it falls within the context of this text con.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1609 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    I do hope this somehow involves Russell Crowe!

    Since Nov 2006 • 2075 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch,

    I forgot to link to Paul Buchanan's comment on the University of Auckland's highly inconsistent approach to employment matters.

    WLG • Since Nov 2006 • 2264 posts Report Reply

  • Kerry Weston,

    I do hope this somehow involves Russell Crowe!

    Witi sold him the film rights! In like Flynn is Our Russ.

    Manawatu • Since Jan 2008 • 494 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    Witi sold him the film rights! In like Flynn is Our Russ.

    Tropic Thunder comes to mind somehow.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2075 posts Report Reply

  • Kerry Weston,

    Tropic Thunder comes to mind somehow.

    A Lazarus moment?

    Manawatu • Since Jan 2008 • 494 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    lazy satire...
    Malcolm Evans in his '50s style editorial cartoon in The Press today (sorry, can't find a link) has Witi Ihimaera wishing he'd written a rock opera so he could get name suppression... I don't think Evans (and therefore the Press editor also) gets it, and compounds his once over lightly approach by spelling his subject's name as "Prof Witi Ihe..."
    Sloppy stuff from the journal of record in Chch.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Russell, we all know about R..... H..., the c...r... and the n...y g... already.

    Richard Hammond, the cock ring and the noisy goat? Pictures please.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen,

    Richard Hammond

    Rodney Hide surely?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4451 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    noisy goat

    rofflenui

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19686 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

    lazy satire...
    Malcolm Evans in his '50s style editorial cartoon in The Press today (sorry, can't find a link) has Witi Ihimaera wishing he'd written a rock opera so he could get name suppression... I don't think Evans (and therefore the Press editor also) gets it, and compounds his once over lightly approach by spelling his subject's name as "Prof Witi Ihe..."
    Sloppy stuff from the journal of record in Chch.

    Anything - seriously, anything at all - has to be an improvement on the Press's braindead excuse for a dogsbody cartoonist, the execrable Al Nisbet. Mike Moreu was a fluke, it seems - the Press has always treated editorial cartoons as a kind of concession to the intellectually disabled.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4591 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Yeah, and I for one hate that... :-)

    Oh goodness. Didn't mean to tease. It's relevant to the topic of this post, and it's not the kind of bad behaviour in which Russell Crowe might be involved. Perhaps better characterised as very poor form.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22754 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Nothing to do with the appearance of a certain vice chancellor on a certain tv show tonight?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19686 posts Report Reply

  • Just thinking,

    Which vice are we talking about and where?

    Carr the Christchurchophobic?

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1158 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Witier but probly irrelevant.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19686 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen,

    Oh goodness. Didn't mean to tease.

    Yeah right - you just slipped and fell into that low cut top and mini skirt.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4451 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    Somewhat off topic, but this is worth looking at, promo for the NZ Book Council:

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

    Thanks Kyle, that's just lovely.
    Great, presumably NZ concept, animated in UK.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4591 posts Report Reply

  • Heather W.,

    Jolisa,

    Did you end up with up a copy of that book? I tried sending you a message via PAS feedback last week.

    North Shore • Since Nov 2008 • 189 posts Report Reply

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