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121777 MEDICAL CRAWF RD 4 Picton St, Howick. Ph 538 0083. Open 6 Days www.crawfordmedical.co.nz ✃ ✁ Opening Hours Christmas & New Year Ear Clinic Hours Thurs, Dec 27 8.30am-5pm Fri, Dec 28 8.30am-5pm Mon, Dec 31 8.30am-5pm Thurs, Jan 3 8.30am-5pm Fri, Jan 4 8.30am-5pm Closed December 25, 26, 29, 30 andJanuary1,2,5&6 Mon, Dec 24 12pm-5pm Thurs, Dec 27 12pm-5pm Mon, Dec 31 12pm-5pm Thurs, Jan 3 12pm-5pm Please visit Eastcare, 260 Botany Rd outside of these advertised times. Ph 277 1516. If an emergency call an ambulance 111. 121527-v4 BEDPOST BOTANY AT THE HUB 451 Ti Rakau Dr, The Hub Botany Downs. Ph 273 8088. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Monday-Saturday 9am-5.30pm, Sunday 10am-5pm. www.times.co.nz Times Newspapers Christmas Supplement -- 3 ❦ THE GIRL YOU LEFT BEHIND -- JOJO MOYES A sweeping, romantic, heart-stoppingly moving new love story from the author of Me Before You, the big hit of last Christmas. In 1916 French artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his wife Sophie to go to fight at the Front. When her town falls into German hands, his portrait of Sophie stirs the heart of the local Kommandant and causes Sophie to risk everything -- her family, reputation and life -- in the hope of seeing her true love one last time. Nearly a century later and Sophie's portrait is given to Liv by her young husband shortly before his sudden death. Its beauty speaks of their short life together, but when the painting's dark and passion-torn history is revealed, Liv discovers that the first spark of love she has felt since she lost her husband is threatened. In The Girl You Left Behind two young women, separated by a century, are united in their determination to fight for the thing they love most. RRP $35.00 | Penguin -- Michael Joseph ❦ OH DEAR SILVIA -- DAWN FRENCH Dawn French, one of Britain's (and New Zealand's) best loved comic writers, returns with Oh Dear Silvia, a darkly comic page-turner that will have you hanging on her every word. Who is in Coma Suite Number 5? A matchless lover? A supreme egotist? A selfless martyr? A bad mother? A cherished sister? A selfish wife? All of these. For this is Silvia Shute who has always done exactly what she wants. Until now that is, when her life suddenly, shockingly, stops. Her past holds a dark and terrible secret, and now that she is unconscious in a hospital bed, a constant stream of visitors is set to uncover the mystery of her broken life. And she must lie there, victim of the beloveds, the borings, the babblings and the plain bonkers. Like it or not, the truth is about to pay Silvia a visit. Again and again! RRP $37.00 | Penguin -- Michael Joseph ❦ THE LAUGHTERHOUSE -- PAUL CLEAVE Theodore Tate never forgot his first crime scene -- 10-year-old Jessica found dead in the 'Laughterhouse', an old abandoned slaughterhouse with the 'S' spray-painted over. The killer was found and arrested. Justice was served. Or was it? Fifteen years later, there's a new killer on the loose and he has a list of people who were involved in Jessica's murder case, among them Doctor Stanton, a man with three young daughters. If Tate is going to help them, he has to find the connection between the killer, the 'Laughterhouse' and a growing list of murder victims. And he needs to figure it out fast, because Stanton and his daughters have been kidnapped, and Stanton is being forced to make an impossible decision: which one of his daughters is to die first. RRP $38.00 | Penguin Group (NZ) Lounger, cocktail and... a good book! There's no time like Christmas time and the ensuing holidays to catch up on a little reading -- nothing too serious, of course. So, why not opt for a bit of romance, a ton of laughs and a thriller or two? If any of that sounds like a good idea then check out the following three titles available from all good bookstores and grab one or more for yourself. Win holiday reads! Thanks to the good people at Penguin Group (NZ) the Times has a copy of each of the featured titles to give away. To enter the draw just visit www.times.co.nz then click on the competitions link and fill in the form. One entry per person; entries close January 11, 2013. Books will be allocated on a first drawn, first choice basis. Winners notified by phone or email.
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