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Old Feb 21st 2010, 10:13 am
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Hey!

Just wondered if anybody else has read this book... ? I finished it a few nights ago and it is probably worth a read for any would be ex-pats!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Land-Two-Hal...6750514&sr=8-1

It's about a guy from Eastbourne who took a job as a teacher in ChCh for a year and ended up staying for 15 years. He decides to hitch hike around both islands. It is quite informative, although it took me a while to get used to his dry cynical humour!

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Old Feb 21st 2010, 12:17 pm
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thanks for that - think I'm gonna purchasee it 2nd hand of amazon!
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Old Feb 21st 2010, 1:07 pm
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Yup read it, on the shelf with every other book I have about, from or by a NZ'er !
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Default Re: A land of two halves....

Have also read this book. Got it from Amazon. A good read I thought and quite witty in places. Anything to do with nz and I will read it. Is on my shelf as well with all the others about nz.
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Yup read it, on the shelf with every other book I have about, from or by a NZ'er !
Ditto - actually I have purchased 3 copies over the past few years because each one I have lent out never came back! I'm not lending any more books - that's what libraries are for
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Old Feb 22nd 2010, 5:03 pm
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How weird !! just got this book out of our local library today , about to start reading it tonight , if the kids will go to bed
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Old Feb 22nd 2010, 7:41 pm
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How weird !! just got this book out of our local library today , about to start reading it tonight , if the kids will go to bed
Spooky! I know exactly what you mean, kids and reading (anything other than dora the explorer) do not go together well

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Ditto - actually I have purchased 3 copies over the past few years because each one I have lent out never came back! I'm not lending any more books - that's what libraries are for
good advice that, i never got my Dan Brown Digital Fortress back from an ex work colleague... don't suppose I'll see that again
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good advice that, i never got my Dan Brown Digital Fortress back from an ex work colleague... don't suppose I'll see that again
I don't lend books anymore for that reason, I don't understand why people never return them

I have a copy of A Land of Two Halves. It's in one of the 20 boxes in the garage awaiting placement on bookshelves-hopefully soon.
Embarrassingly someone gave it to me just before I left the UK and I haven't got round to reading it yet
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Spooky! I know exactly what you mean, kids and reading (anything other than dora the explorer) do not go together well

Hope you enjoy!
Did not get to start it not the kids but an estate agent valueing the house , you would think they did not have their own home to go to
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i never got my Dan Brown Digital Fortress back from an ex work colleague... don't suppose I'll see that again
Don't worry....it's rubbish!
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Got it as a gift upon leaving the UK and read it when we came here...really good book

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Can I borrow your book please dave77... you know where I am if you want it back
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Old Feb 23rd 2010, 5:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Persephone View Post

I have a copy of A Land of Two Halves. It's in one of the 20 boxes in the garage awaiting placement on bookshelves-hopefully soon.
Embarrassingly someone gave it to me just before I left the UK and I haven't got round to reading it yet
Shame on you!! lol
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Can I borrow your book please dave77... you know where I am if you want it back
i might make an exception for close family
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