Monday, 19 October 2020

October 2020 has been a great month for our book, Merchant Miner Mandarin, about Choie Sew Hoy and his life among his fellow miners and merchants in Victorian Otago.  

The splendid review (reproduced below) written by Michele Ayers, Librarian at Motueka High School, went up on The School Library website on the same day that the book was shortlisted in the New Zealand Heritage Book Awards. 

The Heritage winner will be revealed by the NZ Society of Authors on Thursday 29th October, at St Michael and All Angels Church, 95 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch, at 7pm. (That's 7pm, not 7.30pm. The time has been changed but is definitely 7pm.) 

As part of the Word Festival, Jenny and I will be giving an illustrated talk on researching Choie Sew Hoy's life on Friday 30 October, at 3pm, at The Piano, 156 Armagh Street, Christchurch. Admission is free. See you there.

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