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Saturday, 7 July 2012

Win a book!

Have a look at Matthew Wright's latest non-fiction book on New Zealand history - it has some surprises about our convict past. Looks like the Aussies pinched that one from us as well!

"It's the sordid true story of New Zealand's first Europeans in the early-to-mid nineteenth century - a scurrilous bunch of convicts, ex-convicts, miscreant sea captains and low-downs who Maori despised and who colonial authorities in Sydney tried very hard to keep under control." Published by Penguin and released this weekend.

I've been following Matthew's blog as he wrote the book and it sounds like a real corker. And if it's our blog that gets picked out of the hat - bags I keep the book!



  1. Hi, thanks for the shout-out, and I'll let you know how the draw goes at the end of the month.

  2. We didn't make the draw, but Matthew gave us a nice shout-out on his blog. Cheers mate! Guess we'll have to buy our own copies of Convicts!

  3. Matt host a great blog as well.

    S. Thomas Summers
    Author of Private Hercules McGraw: Poems of the American Civil War