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‘The Illustrated Denniston Rose & Heart of Coal’ by Jenny Pattrick

(Random House, $49.99)The story of spirited five-year-old Rose and her survival in the bleak mining town of Denniston captured the heart of many a reader – almost 60,000 copies of these two books have already been sold. Here they are combined in hardcover with photos of the real Denniston, both now, as a ghost town on the South Island’s West Coast, and then, as a bleak but thriving community.

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