At the end of Darwin Road: “a memoir” by Fiona Kidman

July 1, 2008 at 3:01 pm | Posted in Books, Library_News, New Zealand, Non-Fiction, Reviews | Leave a comment

New Zealand author, Fiona Kidman, wrote her autobigraphy in Menton (France) where she spent a year as ‘Katherine Mansfield Fellow’. At the end of Darwin Road is a personal account of the author’s life in Kerikeri, Waipu, Rotorua and Wellington.

Growing up, marrying, making friends, having children and her struggles to work as a writer during early feminist days in 1970’s New Zealand, are described very vividly.

A second book, on the next part of the author’s life, is planned, and I await this with interest.

Reviewed by Shirley @ City Library


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