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.
Friday, March 09, 2018
March is all about girl power!
We mark International Women's Day with
the release of All Day at the Movies by Dame Fiona Kidman,
New Zealand's literary national treasure.
Also you will find our top books that
will make the perfect present this Mother's Day. Panic over.
'A truly gifted writer. She explores the subtleties of
human interaction and family with a deft and insightful hand.' Trip
All Day at the Movies
by Fiona Kidman
A powerfulful exploration of family ties, heartbreaks
and learning to live with the past.
£8.99 | Paperback |
When war widow Irene Sandle goes to work in New
Zealand’s tobacco fields in 1952, she hopes to start a new, independent
life for herself and her daughter – but the tragic repercussions of her
decision will resonate long after Irene has gone.
Each of Irene’s children
carries the events of their childhood throughout their lives, played
out against a backdrop of great change – new opportunities emerge for
women, but social problems continue to hold many back. Headstrong
Belinda becomes a successful filmmaker, but struggles to deal with her
own family drama as her younger siblings are haunted by the past.
A sweeping saga covering
half a century, this is a powerful exploration of family ties and
heartbreaks, and of learning to live with the past.
Helena Rubinstein: The Woman Who
Invented Beauty by Michele Fitoussi | £8.99
She understood women. She understood
beauty. And she started a revolution. Helena Rubinstein was a
total original, and her legacy can still be seen today in the methods
used to market and manufacture cosmetics. This is her amazing life
The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain | £8.99
Bookseller Laurent Letellier comes
across an abandoned handbag on a Parisian street and feels impelled to
return it to its owner. The bag contains no money, phone or contact
information. How is he to find one woman in a city of millions?
Salt Creekby Lucy Treloar | £9.99
Crowned Book of the Year by The Times.
Set in 1855, this is the story of failed entrepreneur Stanton Finch
moves his family from Adelaide to the remote Coorong area of Southern
Australia, in pursuit of his dream to become a farmer.