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.
Wanted, a Beautiful Barmaid is a social
history of women in the liquor trade and the controls, social and legal,
written and unwritten, with which they had to contend. It begins in the
1830s when control over the sale of alcohol was first mooted and ends in
1976, when the last of the regulations that applied specifically to
females was removed.
Please join author, Sue Upton, and guest speaker, Charlotte McDonald, for
the launch of this fascinating history.