Monday, April 28, 2008

Fiona Kidman’s best-selling novel, The Captive Wife, remains the people’s choice. 10,000 copies have sold to date and publisher Random House has just pushed the button on another reprint.

Based on a true story, Kidman’s 2005 novel is the fictionalised account of the real kidnapping of a whaling family by Taranaki Maori and their violent rescue, which marked England’s first armed conflict with Maori.

The Captive Wife was a joint-winner of the Readers’ Choice Award and a finalist for the Deutz Medal for Fiction at the 2006 Montana New Zealand Book Awards.

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