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.
Netflix’s beloved and critically
acclaimed series "The Crown" returns next week, much to the joy
of anyone who is fascinated by the captivating story of Queen Elizabeth
II. If you can’t get enough of "The Crown" and want to learn
more about the colorful, historical figures who populate the series, then
check out some of these fascinating and compulsively readable books. From
the headstrong young man who would become the queen’s husband to the
steadfast grandmother who guided her in her new role as sovereign, these
biographies explore the lives of the people who played crucial roles
during Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.