Monthly Archive: November 2011

Holst in Harrods

A Home Grown Cook: The Dame Alison Holst Story (Hyndman Publishers) is fresh in the bookshops. This memoir is the writer/chef’s 100th book, something to celebrate. I’m a fan, one of the thousands of home cooks who have turned to her recipes for good homely inspiration. continue reading…

Reviews for The Trouble with Fire

Landfall November 2011 NZ Herald review by Nicky Pellegrino Listener review by Louise O’Brien National Radio review by Gina Rogers Otago Daily Times review by Patricia Thwaites Metro November 2011 review by Tina Makereti Dominion Post & Christchurch Press review by Bruce Harding A reader’s open letter to Fiona on her blog, 5inabus

Reviews for Beside the Dark Pool

‘I was enchanted by Beside the Dark Pool. As well as the dazzling prose there is the author’s frankness and honesty about all aspects of her life.’ Beatties Book Blog ‘This latest instalment is just as engrossing [as ‘At the end of Darwin Road], a rich mix of anecdote, diary entry, narrative, literary reflection, along …

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Reviews for At the end of Darwin Road

“Fiona Kidman finds the extraordinary in the ordinary, taking her fairly conventional Kiwi life and spinning it into gold.” Margie Thomson, Next “The more I read, the more I realized, that this book is so much more than the story of one of our celebrated writers – it is a social commentary of the times …

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Events in 2012

13 March 6-7.30 p.m. Taihape Public Library On and Off the Track: A New Zealand Book Month rail tour Fiona talks about her work and life, and invites questions and discussion   14 March 6 –7.30 p.m. St John’s Ambulance Hall, Otorohanga Fiona talks to secondary school students in Taihape before catching the train to …

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News from Telling Stories group 2011

A happy outcome of the Telling Stories class for 2011 is that class member Marlene Ditchfield convened a gathering of members, who have formed a regular ongoing writing group. It plans to meet regularly in 2012. The group calls itself ‘A Thorn in Your Side’ which well represents the sparky irrepressible nature of our meetings …

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