“I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by”.
The title, and the poem, were most relevant to today’s session as in all three books the sea plays a major role in the development and outcome of the story.
Joan Druett is a martitime historian who has 18 books to her credit but today she was talking about, and reading from ISLAND OF THE LOST. While this is a non-fiction title it is a real page turner and has a fiction feel about it.
Barbara Else, best known for her cutting contemporary novels, was talking about and reading from her latest book, WILD LATTITUDES, an historical novel set largely in Dunedin in 1864 when it had turned from a sedate little town into a heaving wild west sort of frontier town.