April 2004 archive

Wellington Writers Walk sculpture

Designed by award-winning Wellington typographer and graphic designer Catherine Griffiths, the concrete ‘text sculptures’ are placed at various points along Wellington’s waterfront.  Each sculpture contains a quote by a well-known New Zealand writer with strong Wellington connections and was developed by the Wellington branch of the New Zealand Society of Authors. At Freyberg Beach, on …

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Best New Zealand Fiction 3

The Best New Zealand Fiction: 3 Short Stories (ed) Vintage 2006 Synopsis: The standard of New Zealand writing today can hold its own on the world stage. It also has a distinctly local flavour, depicting our landscape and experiences as well as our wry insights and tone. Coming from a variety of writers and representing …

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The Captive Wife

The Captive Wife coverThe Captive Wife
Fiction, Vintage, 2004

When Betty Guard steps ashore in Sydney, in 1834, she meets with a heroine’s welcome. Her survival during a four-month kidnapping ordeal amongst Taranaki Maori is hailed as nothing short of a miracle. But questions about what really happened slowly surface within the elite governing circles of the raw new town of Sydney.

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