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Bronwyn Elsmore

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When Bronwyn was about ten, she wrote to Author Enid Blyton telling her she was going to be a writer too. She kept to her plan and that’s been her occupation since – she admits it’s a fair while now.

Over that time she has been an advertising copywriter, freelancer, contract writer, editor, education writer, playwright, writing mentor and tutor, and an academic writer during the years she was also an academic. She has won awards for several forms of writing - particularly short stories and plays.

Of the genres she has written – fiction, non-fiction, radio stories, articles, humour, books, short stories, plays, novels – she now most enjoys writing fiction. Short stories have always been a favourite, but currently she is having a renewed love
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For years I’ve been responding to emails and phone calls asking where someone can get a paper copy of my book Mana From Heaven - A Century of Maori Prophets in New Zealand

The sad reply was they couldn’t, unless they could find one on some auction site – usually at great expense. 

Now it’s here again as a paperback - at your usual bookshop, or contact flaxroots@gmail.com

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Average rating: 4.3 · 118 ratings · 53 reviews · 12 distinct worksSimilar authors
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Dog! is based on an intriguing idea – see the blurb for a clue.

It’s not overwritten, as many novels are now – it’s a shortish read that is the right length for the story. That’s a plus with me.

Different, so I’ll remember Dog – both the dog himself a
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I used to use a Gestetner - the fluid and ink had a most nose-invading smell. Not missed.
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Good for you for starting this discussion. I’ve checked a couple of times to see what has popped up and it’s looking a bit unloved. So here
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Shortlisted for Booker Prize 2019, and well worthy of it. Different and very enjoyable. I particularly like the way the author tells the story not commenting directly on the social attitudes - she lets those reveal themselves. I'll read more by this ...more
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I loved the story - different and very appealing. As a bonus, I learned a little about modern Mexican history. Well drawn and interesting characters. The character Simonopio will remain with me.
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Familiar settings - particularly Manawatu, also Suva and UK. Characters that appeal so I was drawn along wanting to know more about their lives. They will stay with me.
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