Auckland Writers Festival Wow - what a buzz. Emily St.John Mandel was brilliant. Amy Bloom was brilliant. Carol Ann Duffy was brilliant. David Mitchell was brilliant. Kim Thuy was brilliant. Helen MacDonald was brilliant. Philip Ball was brilliant. And so were lots of others...
Stephanie Johnson's brilliant new novel The Writers' Festival was launched with much laughter at the shop.
Wit, compassion and insight combine in this entertaining novel that explores the politics and human comedy behind writers' festivals and the publishing industry.
AND... The 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist is:
Barbara Ewing - Author Event
It was a privilege to hear Barbara Ewing read from her work The Petticoat Men. Being an actor she read brilliantly! It was wonderful to hear the voices of the novel.
The Petticoat Men - based on the astonishing true story of two real Victorian legends, men who dressed as women. Ewing has researched extensively to tell her story & unearthed a fascinating political connection! The Times said it is 'Terrific'.
We are one of the Best Bookshops in Metro's Best of Auckland 2014
Ladies' Litera-Tea 2014
We laughed, we listened, we learnt, we ate cake (lots of cake)... A wonderful, wonderful day, thanks to the authors, the tea team and Anna our photographer.