Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Former bookseller recalls a visit from Margaret Mahy
Cecilie McIntyre, former co-founder of Highland Park Bookshop in Auckland's eastern suburbs advises:
I remembered that in the May
holidays in 1985 Margaret came to Highland Park, we had a wonderful fun reading
session which was so popular we spilled right out of the shop into the
I've fished out a couple of photos.
She was wearing her famous coloured wig!
Many may remember our
bookshop, or if you didn't know us then you will have read many of her books to
your children. We had some great author visits, but hers was probably the most
A few friends are overseas....
thought they might miss this sad news
otherwise. Margaret Mahy was certainly 'one
of a kind'.
Margaret had her wig...I was just in a 'fuzzy hair stage'!