‘It is truly wonderful in its structure of language and in the good messages it has written within the story. It is a brilliant story for boys (girls too) and has the Tangata Whenua strand which links us all to this beautiful country. ...(it) is full of beauty and goodness…’
‘Beautifully written, emotionally evocative… lyrical and strong. Felt transported back to the time period; loved getting a taste of life back then, down under. Loved returning to the book every time I put it down; can't recommend it highly enough.’
Miniature stories. Each can be read in just two/three minutes.
‘...every public library in New Zealand should have copies of My Marian Year. It is in my view a significant contribution to the history of New Zealand and Auckland and the nineteen- fifties in particular. Congratulations for an excellent book. You deserve the highest praise for its publication.’
It’s always a good read with this popular independent New Zealand author