Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Taking My Mothter to the Opera - Dunedin author's remarkable memoir

Gosh I was hugely impressed and moved by this astonishing poetic achievement by Diane Brown 
Essentially a 116 page memoir written entirely in verse Brown tells us of her family life and
at the same time paints a thoughtful picture of domestic life in New Zealand post Word War Two. 
I was so captivated that I read it in one long sitting lasting several hours.And how wonderful that Otago University Press published it in hardcover  - a bargain at $29.95.

About the author:

Diane Brown is the author of two poetry books – Before the Divorce We Go to Disneyland and Learning to Lie Together; two novels – If the Tongue Fits and Eight Stages of Grace; a travel memoir, Liars and Lovers; and a prose/poetic work, Here Comes Another Vital Moment. She has received the Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship, the Janet Frame Memorial Award and the Beatson Fellowship, and in 2013 was made a Member of New Zealand Order of Merit for services to writing and education. Diane lives in Dunedin with her husband, writer Philip Temple, and runs her own writing school, Creative Writing Dunedin.

Taking My Mother to the Opera
By Diane Brown

In bookshops now.
Hardback with ribbon
ISBN 978-1-927322-15-4, $29.95


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