Blogs in March 2021

Castles in the Air: A Family Memoir of Love and Loss 26th March 2021

An eight-year-old child witnesses her mother’s secret and knows that from that moment life will never be the same. After Molly, her mother dies, Alison uses her legacy to make a film about Molly’s relationship with a man she...

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Cannonball 8th March 2021

A summer tale about family, overcoming fears, and the importance of being oneself, all in the pursuit of performing the perfect cannonball I’m ready to pull off the perfect cannonball, but everyone has advice. “You need more weight” “Bigger...

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A Mistake 5th February 2021

In medicine, a single mistake in an otherwise spotless career can determine the rest of your life—even if the mistake was not your own. Elizabeth Taylor is a gifted surgeon—the only female consultant at her hospital. But while operating...

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As the Earth Turns Silver 5th February 2021

It is New Zealand, and the first decade of the twentieth century. Katherine McKechnie is struggling to raise two children following the death of her husband, when a chance encounter with a Chinese shopkeeper blossoms into friendship and, eventually,...

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Once Were Warriors 5th February 2021

Once Were Warriors is Alan Duff’s harrowing vision of his country’s indigenous people two hundred years after the English conquest. In prose that is both raw and compelling, it tells the story of Beth Heke, a Maori woman struggling...

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