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The Last man in Europe

I was intrigued to see a novel by Denis Glover  listed on the Library’s catalogue. On closer inspection I saw that this was not the New Zealand Glover but an English one. The subject looked interesting so I borrowed the book – and it proved fortunate that I had.

This Denis Glover  is an academic with a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge where he was a member of King’s College. Last Man in Europe  is  his first novel which, however, is actually an amalgam of biography and novel. Glover has taken what he, a historian, factually knows of George Orwell’s life to create an illuminating story. In an introductory note he explains: ‘ this is a work of fiction but one that attempts to keep as close to the facts as possible to create a novel’.   … Continue Reading

DID YOU KNOW

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A  SINGLE transaction of bitcoin has the same carbon footprint as 680,000 Visa transactions or 51,210 hours of watching YouTube, according to the site.

‘THE PEOPLE who hanker loudest for some nostalgic golden time of yesteryear usually drive new cars’- Russell Baker

CORELOGIC DATA show that over the last three months Wellington house prices rose $5,772 per week.

NEW ZEALAND WINE exports hit $2 billion . Every second about eighty glasses on New Zealand wine are consumed around the world. … Continue Reading

Sports

Thanks to our sponsors

The Martinborough Football Club held the P+K Marty Masters Se7ens on the 31 October, and it was a huge success. Thanks to all our amazingly generous sponsors; P+K Martinborough, Mitre10 Martinborough, Cool Change, The Claremont Hotel, Top10 Holiday Park Martinborough, Martinborough Vineyard,  Circus Cinema, Ata Rangi, HealthFit, Physio Spot, Dry …

Martinborough Golf Report

At the end of October we held the finals of the Club Championships in near perfect conditions.  In the Seniors Division Tony Russo took on Lance Phelps with Tony shooting a magnificent 63 in the morning round and continuing that form into the afternoon, finally winning on the 25th hole.  …

Martinborough Golf Report

Another very busy month at the Golf Club which began with the Mens 54/36 Hole Open.  The players had to endure some very windy conditions on the Saturday but fortunately the weather was a lot kinder on the Sunday.  Winners of the 54 Hole Division were:  Best Gross Owen Lloyd, …

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