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Val Mills
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Down at the Baths Book Still Available
It is such a wonderful feeling when you receive great positive feedback about something you have created. Such is the case with my latest book published earlier this year, Down at the Baths. If you've ever had any involvement with swimming pool this book is...

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BOOK NOW AVAILABLE Taking orders now for :  DOWN AT THE BATHS The Story of the Palmerston North Municipal Baths 1917-1966 By Val Mills Cold water, short summers and the lingering smell of chlorine on the skin were less important than fun and friendship whil...

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Manawatu Writers' Festival, Feilding, New Zealand
Excitement is building as the first ever Manawatu Writers' Festival approaches. Rachel Dore, the event co-ordinator, has worked hard to make this event a special one. A line-up of local and national writers and publishers will present 42 sessions, all free....

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Some would call it writer's block, I saw it as the need to take a break from writing.

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Smooch the Cat oversees my daily writing.

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The mouth of the Manawatu River in New Zealand once welcomed sailing ships to the then busy port of Foxton.

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A Connection with the 1917 Baths and Lavatories Committee
During the period leading up to the launch of my book, Down at the Baths, many interesting stories started emerging, but one story in particular deserves mention. Back in 1917 when the Palmerston North Municipal Baths were constructed and opened, they were ...

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These mice have more problems than a middle child may think they have.
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