Ever heard of Hokitika? It’s on the wild, wild West Coast of NZ where the 832-page Man Booker Prize-winning novel The Luminaries is set, written by Kiwi writer Eleanor Catton, aged only 28. Not many people go there.
Love With A Chance of Drowning could be just another memoir of traveller girl meets traveller boy and they sail off into the sunset. Except it’s not.
In the book My Greek Island Home, Australian Claire Lloyd explores her place in Greek rural life with all its complexities, myriad ancient and modern flavours on the Aegean island of Lesvos.
Losing It in France by Sally Asher reveals les secrets of the French diet – how to give yourself life’s pleasures in moderation and not get fat.
An accidental traveller unravels his life in Rachel Joyce’s steely but funny and tender debut novel The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. It’s a quiet book with unexpected power.
Ships which took women to colonial India to bag a husband were known as the Fishing Fleet. These tenacious women had little lasting legacy. The British Empire was entirely dominated by men and it’s their names in the history books about the sub-continent. Until now.
“Tuscan food tastes like itself,” Frances Mayes writes. “Ingredients are left to shine, not combined with a list as long as your arm or tortured into odd combinations.”
Jane Webster is living the dream. Five years ago she and her husband Pete sold their home in Melbourne and bought a chateau in Normandy.
Buckle up and go on a heart-stopping ride with Australian paramedic Ben Gilmour in his travel memoir set in some of the most dangerous places on earth.
Ailsa Piper woke in darkness on a chilly morning in Granada. After a quick shower she hoisted a pack on her back and started to walk across Spain all the way to Galacia. That’s 1200km. It was no picnic.