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Description - Where Your Left Hand Rests by Fiona Kidman

An outstanding poetry collection by one of New Zealand's leading writers.

This collection of poems from Fiona Kidman bear all the hallmarks of her writing- acute observation, a telling eye for detail, a wry humour and great empathy. By turns tender, passionate, elegiac and amusing, the poems range over wide territory, from imagining her Scottish grandmother's arrival in New Zealand, to wearing Katherine Mansfield's shawl, to time spent in Greece and in her garden.

"Superb poetry. A truly lovely little book." - Metro

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781869621773
ISBN-10: 1869621778
Format: Hardback
(159mm x 121mm x 17mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Godwit
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Mar-2010
Country of Publication: New Zealand

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Author Biography - Fiona Kidman

Fiona Kidman has published over 30 books, including novels, poetry, non-fiction and a play. She has worked as a librarian, creative writing teacher, radio producer and critic, and as a scriptwriter for radio, television and film, but primarily as a writer. The New Zealand Listener wrote- 'In her craft and her storytelling and in her compassionate gutsy tough expression of female experience, she is the best we have.' She has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships; in more recent years The Captive Wife was runner-up for the Deutz Medal for Fiction and was joint-winner of the Readers' Choice Award in the 2006 Montana New Zealand Book Awards, and her short story collection The Trouble with Fire was shortlisted for both the NZ Post Book Awards and the Frank O'Connor Short Story Award. She was created a Dame (DNZM) in 1998 in recognition of her contribution to literature, and more recently a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honour. 'We cannot talk about writing in New Zealand without acknowledging her,' wrote New Zealand Books. 'Kidman's accessible prose and the way she shows (mainly) women grappling to escape from restricting social pressures has guaranteed her a permanent place in our fiction.'

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