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A City Possessed - Reviews


The Press
June 21 2003

A City Possessed
Brief review by
Michael Bassett
Former Labour Cabinet minister, Writer and historian

A City Possessed:
The Christchurch Civic Creche Case
by Lynley Hood.
Publisher: Longacre Press 2001

"I followed the case when it first went to court ... Then I read a magazine article in North and South -- I was pretty edgy about that, as was my wife. Then, of course, the Lynley Hood book came out. So I'm frankly not convinced by the inquiries that have taken place so far. I think it's high time there was a rather fuller investigation into the thing, and a public one at that.  "In my mind, there's far too much doubt surrounding the whole thing. A good, thorough investigation outside of the sort of cut and thrust of the courts is what's needed."