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Transworld Christmas card, 1995
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September 18, 2017 posted by Unity Wellington

Transworld Christmas card, 1995

An example of why publishers should maybe stick to publishing books and not take up the re-writing of Christmas Carols.

Note from Jessica Hodgson, 27th March 1999
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September 18, 2017 posted by Unity Wellington

Note from Jessica Hodgson, 27th March 1999

The benefits of having staff who write or are related to writers is demonstrated here. Jessica Hodgson was able to phone her grandfather, Lloyd Geering, to help supply a customer…

Letter of Support, 26th March 1998
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September 18, 2017 posted by Unity Wellington

Letter of Support, 26th March 1998

A letter from Cecilia Johnson to The Readers & Writers committee expressing dismay that the chosen bookseller for the festival was Whitcoulls. She would have preferred it to be Unity…

Margaret Mahy & Big Al’s Tulip, 1990
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September 18, 2017 posted by Unity Wellington

Margaret Mahy & Big Al’s Tulip, 1990

International Criminal Mastermind and children’s author Margaret Mahy wrote this note on a scrap of envelope to let Unity staff know she’d stolen a copy of her book The Downhill…

Start of Library Supply, 11th June 1996
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September 18, 2017 posted by Unity Wellington

Start of Library Supply, 11th June 1996

A letter from Heather McKenzie to publishers, informing them of a new contract to supply Wellington City Libraries with books, and requesting their assistance in fulfilling their requirements. We still…

Hours Book, 1992
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September 18, 2017 posted by Unity Wellington

Hours Book, 1992

A selection of pages from the staff hours book from 1992.  

Mike Eager Postcard, 27th April 1992
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September 18, 2017 posted by Unity Wellington

Mike Eager Postcard, 27th April 1992

Postcard to Marion Castree; Tilly Lloyd and the rest of the Unity Staff from Mike Eager in India, where he is surreptitiously reading Salman Rushdie. He also reports on great…