La Rochelle’s Road by Tanya Moir

By Mary McCallum In Books

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23rd May, 2011
The story is one we recognise – a family leaves a comfortable life in England in the mid-1800s to make a life in New Zealand. The expected pastureland on Banks Peninsula is inhospitable scrub that won’t yield them a living, and the backbreaking work and other challenges of a remote hill country farm at the mercy of the weather push the family to the edge of ­endurance. In this first novel, La Rochelle’s Road, Tanya Moir reshapes the familiar narrative with refreshing prose, engaging ...

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