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Debra Millar- General Manager – Publishing, Penguin Group (NZ)
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Debra Millar said "Penguin is so delighted and proud to be publishing Rangatira – an intensely personal novel and one that represents many years of intensive research. Paula has beautifully captured the voice of her ancestor Paratene Te Manu, as well as the sights and smells of Victorian England. You can almost feel the grime on your skin and sense the overpowering odours that assaulted Paratene and his fellow travellers in the streets of
Here was what regular book launcher, author/humorist/columnist Steve Braunias had to say:
Helen Clark was Prime Minister. Bill English didn’t stand a chance. Ian Wishart stated on Radio Pacific that Osama bin Laden had nuclear weapons, and that New Zealand was a likely target. Shakira. Spiderman. Gwen Stefani. Craig Marriner. The Lovely Bones was published, and so was Atonement, and the other significant cultural event of 2002 was that Paula Morris started work on Rangatira.
Well put Steve, I am half way through Rangatira and enjoying it enormously.