This absorbing story is set in Greytown, in the Wairarapa, in the late 1860s.
Greytown, a Small Farms Settlement, was the first inland township in New Zealand, but its beginnings were very like those elsewhere. A Better Place is a story ab... read more
Marko has come to the ends of the earth to escape a once illustrious past in Bulgaria. So why does a Polish bookstore owner call him a traitor? And who covertly photographed him for the newspaper? Someone knows who he is. They are trying to expose him in his new country, an... read more
A compelling novel based on the true story of Sir George Grey's disastrous and scandalous marriage. Trapped in an increasingly loveless union, Sir George and his wife, Eliza Lucy, each sought affection elsewhere. Lady Grey's indiscretion caused her to be cast off by her husband and vilified throughout... read more
The most dangerous people are those with the most to lose. It is 1887. The young colony of New Zealand is in the grip of a deep depression. Insolvent speculators conspire with corrupt politicians while Maori land slips from the hands of its owners.
Into this landscape of barely suppressed confli... read more
New Zealand Fiction
|Reading Level:||very good|
|Awards:||Shortlisted for the Ockham NZ Book Awards - Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction 2020|
Elizabeth Taylor is a surgeon at a city hospital, a gifted, driven and rare woman excelling in a male-dominated culture. One day, while operating on a young woman in a critical condition, something goes gravely wrong. A Mistake is a compelling story of human fallibility, and t... read more
Where is home? Can this be my place? These are the questions compelling the story set in small- town New Zealand. In 1956 Sandra McLeod and her British immigrant family come to Kawerau seeking a new life. But it was not an easy journey...When Sandra returs twenty years later she must confront ghosts of her past.
New Zealand Fiction
"She is a giant among prose writers in English. It is impossible to call yourself well-read if you have not yet discovered Janet Frame"- Stephanie Dowrick, Sydney Morning HeraldHere at last is the opportunity for New Zealand readers to discover two of Janet F... read more
Leo Harris, union president at the mill in a one-industry town in the rural heartland, has a problem. So long as I live and breathe, he says. `I'll stand up to power. But the mill's CEO insists This was a showdown waiting to happen. 'It's 1986 and the entire town and its p... read more
'Lyrical, heartrending and compelling' JOJO MOYES on Recipe for Life
Kat is an adventurer, a food writer who travels the world visiting far-flung places and eating unusual things. Now she is about to embark on her biggest adventure yet - a relationship.
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