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  • Published: 3 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143773658
  • Imprint: RHNZ Vintage
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $40.00

All the Way to Summer

Stories of love and longing




A book to treasure from one of our literary greats.

A powerful collection of stories exploring love and longing from the award-winning author of This Mortal Boy.

Fiona Kidman’s early stories about New Zealand women’s experiences scandalised readers with their vivid depictions of the heartbreaks and joys of desire, illicit liaisons and unconventional love. Her writing made her a feminist icon in the early 1980s, and she has since continued to tell the realities of women’s lives, her books resonating with many readers over the years and across the world.

To mark her 80th birthday, this volume brings together a variety of her previously published stories as well as several that are new or previously uncollected; all moving, insightful and written with love. The final stories trace her own history of love, a memoir of significant people from childhood and beyond.

  • Pub date: 3 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143773658
  • Imprint: RHNZ Vintage
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $40.00

About the Author

Fiona Kidman



Dame Fiona Kidman is one of New Zealand's most celebrated writers. Winner of numerous awards and fellowships for literature including a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honour, Dame Fiona is renowned as one of New Zealand's foremost storytellers, having written over 30 books, including novels, short stories and poetry, and more than 60 television, film and radio scripts. She was created a Dame (DNZM) in 1998 in recognition of her contribution to literature.

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