An Awfully Big Adventure

Sat 22 Feb

Venue Location

Hamilton Gardens, Cobham Drive, Hamilton

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Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Venue Location

Hamilton Gardens, Cobham Drive, Hamilton

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Celebrated authors Jane Tolerton and Matt Elliott come together to present an informative session of the stories they have gathered from World War One. 

Matt Elliott's collaboration with cartoonist Chris Slane - Nice Day for a War; Adventures of a Kiwi Soldier in WW1 - was based on his grandfather's experience at the Western Front and crowned Book of the Year at the 2012 NZ Post Children's Book Awards.  He has also had success with his biographies of Billy T. James and Dave Gallaher.

Jane Tolerton is the author of the best-selling book An Awfully Big Adventure: New Zealand World War One veterans tell their stories. She also wrote the New Zealand Book Award-winning Ettie, a biography of safe sex campaigner Ettie Rout.  

Jane is currently working on a book about the women doctors, nurses, volunteers and writers who played a role in the war overseas. She invites those with diaries, letters, memoirs, and photographs of these women to contact her ( as she wants to produce a book that is full of personal stories and first-person accounts. It will be a female companion volume to An Awfully Big Adventure. Similarly, it will tell the story of the war chronologically through the eyes of New Zealand participants.


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