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.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Torty & the Soldier
and the Soldier
Story of a True WWI Survivor
plucky tortoise’s incredible survival story.
soldiers brought a number of souvenirs home from World War One, but Torty was
perhaps the most unique. Already estimated to be 100 years old at the time she
was found, injured, in Greece, the little tortoise was rescued and looked after
by Stewart Little, who brought her home to New Zealand. 100 years further on,
Torty remarkably survives. This is her story.
Written by Jennifer Beck, the author of the Kiwi classic, The Bantam and the
Beautifully illustrated by Fifi Colston, this is a heartwarming story of survival against the odds