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, August 28, 2012
You Know You’re From Christchurch When.........
Cantabrian Bruce Raines compiles more hilarious
anecdotes for a sequel to the bestselling You Know You’re From Christchurch When...
After the February 2011
earthquake that hit Christchurch, Cantabrian Bruce Raines was helping his friends move when he decided he
wanted to do more, he wanted to cheer people up, so he set up the ‘You know
you’re from Christchurch when’ Facebook page.
It became an instant sensation and a humorous lifeline for many of those
affected by the earthquake.
From the hugely popular
facebook page, Bruce drew the best contributions to compile You Know You’re
From Christchurch When …which went on to become
the books success, Bruce has decided to publish a sequel to coincide with the second anniversary of the
September 2010 earthquake in Canterbury.
Over 17,500 people now like the ‘You know you’re from Christchurch
and new reasons to 'know you're from Christchurch' are added every day.
Know You're From Christchurch When ... Volume 2draws together the best of hundreds of contributions to the Facebook page,
know you’re from Christchurch when …
You can make a hilarious joke before a major
earthquake has even finished.
You know an online auction for a port-a-loo is going
to spark a bidding war.
Hard hats and reflective vests are high fashion.
Know You're From Christchurch When ... Volume 2shows how, in the face of adversity, Cantabrians are showing their
true red-and-black spirit. Harper Collins - $16.99