The Summer Book

Bridget Williams Books

The Summer Book is New Zealand's miscellany, a lively collection of prose and verse, photograph and painting, history and fiction.

Here Sir David Low traces his first steps as a cartoonist – in Christchurch. A short story by Katherine Mansfield is rescued from the oblivion of periodical publication. Brian Brake glances back to his years in the East. There is new fiction by Dan Davin and Yvonne du Fresne; an account of early bird painting in New Zealand, with illustrations; a moving story by Matarena Reneti; letters and paintings by one of New Zealand's first woman artists; recollections by Fleur Adcock and J.C. Beaglehole; some of New Zealand's worse verse; and a solution to the rabbit problem, suggested by Tony Simpson.