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, April 26, 2016
Novelist and poet Nan Shepherd to appear on RBS £5 note
25 April 2016
Scottish novelist and poet Nan Shepherd will feature on the Royal Bank of Scotland's new £5 note when it comes into circulation later this year.
The announcement came as the bank unveiled the designs for its new £5 and £10 polymer notes. Scientist Mary Somerville had already been selected for the £10 note, which is due to enter into circulation next year. They will be the first women to appear on the bank's main issue notes. MORE