Author: Naida Mulligan

Columnist’s early life a fun read

The Chronicles of Narmo, by Caitlin Moran (Random House, RRP $20): First published by Corgi in 1992 and republished in January  2014, this delightful home-school romp was written by 16-year-old Caitlin Moran who is now an award-winning The Times critic,…

A romping good read

The Inheritance, by Tilly Bagshawe (HarperCollins, RRP $30): This book has enabled me to tick the box on my summer reading bingo card (courtesy Invercargill Public Library), “a book by an author new to you”. It could add, “but will definitely read…

Kiwi history makes this a page-turner

Fitz: The Colonial Adventures of James Edward Fitzgerald, by Jennifer Roberts (Otago University Press, RRP $40): The subject of this biography is an important figure in the settlement of Canterbury. He was the province’s first superintendent, a politician, a watercolourist and founder…

Excellent NZ fiction for teens

Night Vision, by Ella West (Allen & Unwin, RRP $19): Award-winning Mosgiel-based author, Ella West, was born in Invercargill and studied at the University of Otago. In her new thriller for younger readers, 14-year-old Viola has a genetic condition whereby…

A must-have for hunters

Wild South, Hunting and Fishing the Southern Hemisphere, by Peter Ryan (Bateman, RRP $40) Written from the heart, this beautifully produced book is a must-have for hunting enthusiasts, both practising and armchair. He doesn’t exactly detail how he’s managed it,…