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, December 20, 2010
The End of the Golden Weather
The now annual performance of a scene from Bruce Mason's The End of the Golden Weather will be performed by Stephen Lovatt
at 10.00am, Christmas Day, Saturday 25 December 2010
(Performance lasts about 30 minutes).
Takapuna Beach Reserve--if wet, in the nearby Memorial Hall.
Set in 1930s New Zealand, The End of the Golden Weather tells the story of 12-year-old Geoff Crome who is looking forward to an idyllic seaside summer in Takapuna. He makes friends with a strange character called Firpo. When Firpo reveals to Geoff his secret ambition of winning at the Olympic Games, Geoff does everything he can to help Firpo, including risking his father's disapproval and the ridicule of the local community.
Stephen Lovatt is well known to many television viewers as Max Hoyland on Australian soap, Neighbours .
Link here for Bruce Mason bio.
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