November 2014 archive

An Innocent Abroad: Life changing trips from 35 great writers

An Innocent Abroad: Life changing trips from 35 great writers¬†is Lonely Planet’s annual collection of literary essays. It’s edited by Don George, who writes in his Introduction that ‘[these stories] all ultimately illuminate one common truth: However it manifests itself when we travel, innocence can be a life-changing catalyst for discovery, connection, and transformation on …

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Fiona and Fiona

Fiona Farrell (centre) and I read at Wairarapa Word in Carterton early this month (Fiona and Fiona). We travelled by train to Matarawa and had a superb lunch at the home of artist Rhondda Greig (left) before our reading ¬†(see the food column).   Our bookseller was Almo’s Books at Carterton, the moderator of the …

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