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.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
How We Remember: New Zealanders and the First World War
We began with domestic adventure, marching out-of-step into the military camps of Featherston and Trentham. We began with the strangeness of army barracks in the familiar countryside of New Zealand."
–from a soldier's diary in 'You can only imagine' by Hamish Clayton.
VUP warmly invites you to the launch of
How We Remember: New Zealanders and the First World War edited by Charles Ferrall and Harry Ricketts
on Tuesday 17 June, 5.30pm for a 6pm start at Vic Books (Kelburn Campus) Victoria University of Wellington Easterfield Building, Gate 4 1 Kelburn Parade Wellington
Charles and Harry will introduce the book and this will be followed by a short reading from contributors. Light refreshments will be served. How We Remember will be available for purchase and signing by the editors and contributors. p/b $40
About How We Remember A poem, a waiata, a family photograph, a painting, a half-recalled history lesson, a parade, a name on a plaque in a small town: we remember the First World War in so many ways. These original, insightful essays by a raft of historians, writers and other prominent figures reflect on our different forms of remembering and re-membering, what we have cherished and valued, forgotten and ignored, constructed and reframed.