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9781910709344
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ISBN
9781910709344

Publication date
15th January 2018

RRP
£8.99

Binding
PB B

Extent (number of pages)
320

BIC category
F, FT

US publication date
9th January 2018

US RRP
$14.95

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All Day at the Movies

Author Fiona Kidman

£8.99

The choices of the past echo through the generations in this moving New Zealand saga tracing the lives of the Sandle family

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The choices of the past echo through the generations in this moving New Zealand saga tracing the lives of the Sandle family, first encountered in Kidman’s Songs from the Violet Café

When war widow Irene Sandle goes to work in New Zealand’s tobacco fields in 1952, she hopes to start a new, independent life for herself and her daughter – but the tragic repercussions of her decision will resonate long after Irene has gone.

Each of Irene’s children carries the events of their childhood throughout their lives, played out against a backdrop of great change – new opportunities emerge for women, but social problems continue to hold many back. Headstrong Belinda becomes a successful filmmaker, but struggles to deal with her own family drama as her younger siblings are haunted by the past.

A sweeping saga covering half a century, this is a powerful exploration of family ties and heartbreaks, and of learning to live with the past

Praise for Songs from the Violet Café:
‘Kidman, a poet, is a beautiful writer’ The Times
‘Readers are in good hands; like all Kidman’s writing, it is engaging and captivating’ The Lady
Praise for The Infinite Air:
‘A fascinating read’ Red Magazine
‘A gripping historical read’ Woman’s Own
‘A thrilling tale of adventure and heartbreak – Kidman has triumphantly brought this inspirational heroine to life’ The Lady
‘The extraordinary story of an extraordinary woman’ Irish News
‘Remarkable’ Saturday Magazine
Fiona Kidman

Meet the author

Dame Fiona Kidman is a leading contemporary novelist, short story writer and poet. Kidman has won numerous awards, and she has been the recipient of fellowships, grants and other significant honours, as well as being a consistent advocate for New Zealand writers and literature. She is the President…

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