Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Local picks for Christmas

Tonight I got to go on Dunedin's Channel 9 Dunedin Diary Programme, hosted by Dougal Stevenson, and give my Christmas recommendations for that all around perfect gift - a book. Dunedin Diary is deliciously local orientated, and Dunedin writers have been very busy, so I had difficulty narrowing it down to five.

Children's picture book:

Cloudcatcher by Sue Wootton and illustrated by Carla Braun-Elwert

Mr Bellavista gets a bit carried away in the bid for his perfect tomatoes.

Young Adult Fiction:

Bloodlines by Tania Roxborogh.

Fleance, son of Banquo discovers how everything changes when you're king.


The Hut Builder by Laurence Fearnley.

Boden Black, butcher, has his horizons expanded in all directions one summer on Mount Cook.


Time of the Icebergs by David Eggleton

Hot off the press.

Non Fiction:

The Tasman by Neville Peat

A big biography of a big ocean.


Margot Kinberg said...

Vanda - Those do look like terrific books for the different audiences. And I like your interesting promoting local books and authors.

Vanda Symon said...

Hi Margot - it's great to get the opportunity to promote the locals. There are plenty of great writers in Dunedin, so there's plenty to choose from!

Bookman Beattie said...

Interesting selections Vanda. I haven't seen the new David Eggleton collection yet so will look forward to that.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

oh what fun, but where am I suppose to put all the books I already have?

Easy Lifestyles said...

Thanks for sharing these books. I found your article very useful.

Bev Hankins said...

Hello! I see that you've signed up for my Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge. Welcome! Please remember that if you would like to be eligible for a prize, then you need to choose your challenge level (and let me know)....before you complete it.

Also, I wanted to let you know that I have posted a Progress & Review site where I can track how my challengers are doing. When you complete a book, I'd appreciate it if you would leave a comment at the site with the title & author info or email it to me here at gmail. If you do a review and would like to link it up, send me the review link as well.

Progress/Review Post:

Hope you enjoy the challenge!