Pattrick, Jenny

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Like so many migrants, the Pengellins from Wales are seeking a better life, and New Zealand, on the other side of the world, beckons. Working as a procurer for Colonel Wakefield and the New Zealand Company, Huw is thrust into the development of early Wellington, while Martha must establish their home. Hineroa Taroaroa also yearns for a different future, one where she is no longer a slave.

Narrated by Huw, Martha and Hineroa, this is captivating story of the fledgling settlement, of the cauldron of colonisation, and New Zealand history brought to vibrant life.

Comments from BDS Reviewers

"Rivetting reading. I couldn't put it down. I think this is Pattrick's best so far."

"Refreshing and easy to read. I enjoyed Pattrick's descriptions of the early life of New Zealand."

"A gripping plot. I really enjoyed the book and found it hard to put down."

"Pattrick weaves together the European and Maori cultures demonstrating both the differences and the links. She makes no judgements, more a curious observer."

"A well-written book which I enjoyed."

"An easy read but it challenges some of the reader's assumptions (eg, wealth, poverty, land grabbing by wealthy foreigners, male/female roles in society, sexual behaviour)."

"A thoroughly researched and therefore very credible story."

"It was a very easy and interesting book to read. The characters were well-developed and appropriately human."



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