Saturday, April 28, 2007

Reading New Zealand: From the Writer's Notebook...

From the Writer’s Notebook by Lydia Monin (Reed Publishing, 2006)

Subtitled Around New Zealand with 80 authors, this travel book provides an interesting insight into historic New Zealand through the eyes of famous writers such as Mark Twain, Zane Grey, Anthony Trollope, and Agatha Christie etc, etc.

Focusing both on the visiting writers preconceptions of New Zealand - for example, before Mark Twain visited New Zealand, he thought that New Zealand and Australia were connected by a bridge - and on their actual impressions of New Zealand, this book is a fascinating journey around New Zealand in the late 1800s and early 1900s.


Helen Leggatt said...

"From the Writer's Notebook" looks like a great read - thanks for the recommendation.

Helen (fellow writer living near Darfield!)


Hi Helen, thanks for stopping by.
The books definitely worth reading. I found a copy at the local library but might have to buy one of my own.