Things You Never Learn

I collect young people's books. I have a general collection of books published from the mid nineteenth century onwards which includes everything from Louisa Alcott, through Julia Green, Joan Lingard, Philip Reeve and John Rowe Townsend to Paul Zindel. I don't necessarily have everything by all the authors in this collection; it's more of a... Continue Reading →

The Path Less Travelled (sort of)

'I'm pretty flexible about the New Zealand part of my trip,' I said to the long-suffering consultant at the other end of the line.  A pause.  'There's just one non-negotiable, though.  I have to spend some time in Dunedin.  And I wouldn't mind going to Invercargill.  A longer pause.  The whisper of a sigh. 'Invercargill?'... Continue Reading →

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