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review of Erewhon’s Selected Writings of Blanche Baughan appeared yesterday in the Booksellers New Zealand blog.

Her book of selected writings, taken from work written between 1898 and 1936, is a masterpiece of description of early settler life in New Zealand. You feel you are standing right beside the poor souls who lived the hard life, making their way in 19th century New Zealand as you read Baughan’s lively sketches. If you’ve read Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries, you know her characters would also have felt right at home in these portraits of our early settlers.

We trust that sales will also be commensurate with those of Eleanor Catton.