Amanda Giorgis

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Family tree

The trouble with writing about the Victorian era is that they had so many babies!! Sometimes it helps to have a diagram, and even I lose track of all those names, even though I have invented all the characters and…

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Christmas at Hither House

Christmas 1861 – an excerpt from “Shepherd’s Delight” :- The throng of guests mingled and mixed in the entrance hall of Hither House, although the room was somewhat restricted by the huge fir tree taking up a large piece of…

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Shop local

I’m quite proud of myself. This year I have done every bit of my Christmas shopping locally. No trips to malls, no online purchases. It has been a pleasure to hunt for suitable items in the smaller shops where the…

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NZ Bird of the Year

Things are hotting up in this year’s NZ Bird of the Year competition. We even got a mention in the UK Guardian yesterday. And, as usual, controversy rages over intervention from the Aussies (no surprises there, mate) and rigged voting….

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Going global

Here at Applecross Headquarters we have been busy lately putting pins in our world map. Because of a promotion on Kobo the ebook version of The Wideawake Hat has been downloaded in 18 countries in the last week. So we…

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Looking good together

Book 2, Shepherd’s Delight, looking pretty good next to The Wideawake Hat on the bookshelf. Plenty of room for the rest of the series to fit!

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Kate Sheppard

On 19 September 1893, 126 years ago today, ¬†women in New Zealand gained the right to vote, thanks to the efforts of Kate Sheppard and her friends. The Christchurch house in which she lived has been bought by the government…

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