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This tender and amusing novel is set in New Zealand in the nineties, with the Springbok Tour still a recent memory, and as the country debates whether to adopt MMP.

This tender and amusing novel is set in New Zealand in the nineties, with the Springbok Tour still a recent memory, and as the country debates whether to adopt MMP.

Letter-writing is about to give way to email, but elderly Grace will resist the trend. Through letters and stories, we learn of her friendships, the interactions of the argumentative bowling club, her growing attraction to and relationship with Max, and the jealousy this engenders in her closest friend, Mildred. As the story unfolds, Grace faces new challenges, and the problems of younger people invade her solitary life.

Grace touches the lives of many with her warmth, her feistiness, her intelligence and her frailty. Starting life as a popular radio series, this is another compelling novel from bestselling author, Jenny Pattrick.

Formats & editions

  • EBook

    9781775530404

    December 16, 2013

    RHNZ Adult ebooks

    224 pages

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Leap of Faith
Heartland
Landings
Inheritance
Skylark
Heart of Coal
Catching the Current
The Denniston Rose

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Swing Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Girls
Cold Blood
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The Trip of a Lifetime
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The Light Between Oceans