Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
The pages of literature abound with depictions of exclusive,
ivy-lined boarding schools. The backdrop for many a coming-of-age novel,
there’s something just slightly sinister about these cloistered, seemingly
idyllic institutions that often continue to fascinate and enthrall us. Filled
with mystery, tragedy, and institutionalized deception, these novels unveil
the truth behind the carefully manicured image of perfection and