All Day at the Movies

All Day at the Movies

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"A beautiful writer." The Times

When war widow Irene Sandle goes to work in New Zealand's tobacco fields in 1952, she hopes to start a new, independent life for herself and her daughter - but the tragic repercussions of her decision will resonate long after Irene has gone.

Each of Irene's children carries the events of their childhood throughout their lives, played out against a backdrop of great change - new opportunities emerge for women, but social problems continue to hold many back. Headstrong Belinda becomes a successful filmmaker, but struggles to deal with her own family drama as her younger siblings are haunted by the past.

A sweeping saga covering half a century, this is a powerful exploration of family ties and heartbreaks, and of learning to live with the past.

Reviews

'It is a universal and honest book and one I'm sure you'll want to share and discuss. (...) What you get when reading All Day at the Movies is an intimate portrait of one family over time, trying to reach back to the past for some fragment of understanding.' San Francisco Book Review

'A credible reflection of real life with many relatable issues, All Day at the Movies proves that Kidman is a masterful storyteller'. The Lady Magazine

'A truly gifted writer. She explores the subtleties of human interaction and family with a deft and insightful hand.' Trip Fiction



Author: Fiona Kidman
Publisher: Aardvark Bureau
Published: 01/16/2018
Pages: 320
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 7.81h x 5.19w x 0.75d
ISBN: 9781910709344

About the Author
Fiona Kidman: Dame Fiona Kidman OBE has published over 30 books, including novels, poetry, non-fiction and a play. She is one of the most highly acclaimed writers in New Zealand.