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.
Monday, September 12, 2016
A new novel by Rachel McAlpine celebrates the resilience of Canterbury women
Mrs Zoe Philpott, 70, flees a
shattered city and a husband in denial. She has to reconstruct her sanity, her
marriage, her happiness and her identity—fast! From friends old and new, she
receives a torrent of advice.
Fixing Mrs Philpott will be launched by Morrin Rout at
Scorpio Books, 120 Hereford St, Christchurch on Thursday 29 September 2016 at 6
Rachel’s books include The Passionate Pen, Real Writing, Humming,
and Farewell Speech, a novel about
the Christchurch women’s suffrage leaders. She is alsoa poet and playwright. Rachel (right) went to Christchurch Girls High
School and the University of Canterbury, and lives in Wellington.