Fiona Farrell interview

By Sally Blundell In Books

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"Last year I was writing a book. It was about walking: a travel book.” So begins The Broken Book, a new collection of essays and poems by Fiona Farrell, a ruminative journey through French villages and crocus fields, along the hawthorn hedgerows of childhood, into the frantic kitchens of early motherhood and the “safe place” of the blank page, into the close bush of Banks Peninsula and down Dunedin’s Baldwin St, “The Steepest Street in the World”, hand-in-hand with a fuschia-popping two-year-old. Gentle, insightful, the essays ramble through time and place, encountering ...

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