Category: NZ books

Sniffing out dog facts

Every Dog Has Its Day: A Thousand things You Didn’t Know About Man’s Best Friend, by Max Cryer (Exisle Publishing, RRP $30): After penning books on everything from proverbs to music, Max Cryer has now turned his attention to man’s…

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…

Spectacular NZ

Landscape Paintings of New Zealand: A Journey from North to South, by Christopher Johnstone (Random House, RRP $75): Seven years after first being published, this expanded and revised edition was back in the bookstores just in time for an appearance…

Kiwi angle helps lift tone of novel

Unearthed, by Steve Hodgkinson (Orb Publishing, RRP $33): This is a New Zealand environmental thriller with a message or two. Set in the Waikato, Sam Miro is a young, highly regarded researcher working on environment monitoring. When some of his study farms…