Pure dynamite

Global sales of Pure, the international debut album by teenage singer Hayley Westenra, hit the one million mark in early January. Released in September, Pure is the best-selling debut classical album in British chart history, and the second best-selling album ever in NZ (after Crowded House hits set, Recurring Dream). Pure  is slated for a March release in the US. Westenra is pictured below wearing Kelly Osbourne’s (reality TV star and daughter to Ozzy) design for the Glassons Breast Cancer Research Trust T-Shirt campaign.


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Annaleese Jochems’s Debut Novel Alive and Squirming

Annaleese Jochems’s Debut Novel Alive and Squirming

“Cynthia, the simpering, scheming, covetous emotional sinkhole of New Zealander Annaleese Jochems’ assured debut novel, Baby, is alive and squirming; a memorable addition to the growing coterie of unapologetic antiheroines (dis)gracing…