Category Archives: Historical Fiction

Danger Close by Dave Hayward

A Novel of the Vietnam War It is 1967. The New Zealand Government has allied itself with the USA and committed its armed forces to fight in Vietnam. Infantry companies are drawn from the 1st Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry … Continue reading

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Point of the Spear by Dave Hayward

A Novel of the Malayan Emergency An Infantry corporal, is at the point of the spear. He commands eight rifles and a light machine gun. He is the first commander to face the enemy. He is often the commander on … Continue reading

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Gwenna by Vicky Adin

Amid the bustling vibrancy of Auckland’s Karangahape Road, Gwenna Price’s passion is making sweets. Her pa had great plans for the family confectionery business when they emigrated from the valleys of Wales looking for a new life, but he died … Continue reading

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A Distant Belonging by Tony Chapelle

What does it mean to belong? In New Zealand in the 1950s and 1960s, Jamie Ashcott is one of those descendants of early British settlers who have little interest in their origins. He knows who he is and where he … Continue reading

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The Youngest Son by Tony Chapelle

Tom Gerold served as a junior officer in the Crimea but lost his commission as a result of his fondness for drink and amatory adventure. Adding to his problems is his youngest son status, which means he is unable to … Continue reading

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Merely a Girl by Tony Chapelle

Merely a Girl is the story of Addie – Adelaide Augusta Gilbard – and how she comes to settle in New Zealand in 1860. The book opens in 1863 with the first entry from a diary that Addie has decided … Continue reading

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Deserter by Ann Barrie

A novel based on true events. Why would a dedicated soldier turn his back on his own country and everyone he loves? This remarkable and moving World War II novel takes the reader on a compelling journey from North Africa … Continue reading

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