A collection of vivid, accessible stories, which are modern in setting or sensitivity, entertaining and New Zealand in focus - and this collection can be read purely for the immense pleasure they offer.
However, the stories can also be read for the way they explore elements from earlier stories from Maori myth and fairy... read more
Auckland, June 1886. Ngati Wai chief Paratene Te Manu spends long sessions, over three long days, having his portrait painted by the Bohemian painter Gottfried Lindauer. Hearing of Lindauer's planned trip to England reminds him of his own journey there, twenty years earlier, with a party of northern rangatira. As he sits for... read more
Fiona Kidman has a genius for peeling back the lives of ordinary people to reveal their hidden passions and complexities. In this brilliant new collection, she explores - with her customary subtlety and insight - how we are all touched and sometimes scarred by the flames of emotion - whether it be the impossible love of a pre... read more