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.
Saturday, June 04, 2016
The Woman Behind the Myth: A Portrait of Cleopatra
Cleopatra: A Life, like all
good nonfiction, sticks to the facts and avoids exaggeration. Yet it still
reads as part drama, part farce, part tragedy, part thriller, and part
romance, bringing new meaning to the old adage, “Truth is stranger than