Edwards looks at the ways in which a female would have tried to thrive in this kind of environment. She also links it to trends of women taking over men's jobs in the war years.
In a New Zealand first, Tauranga author, Lee Murray, won two prestigious Bram Stoker Awards® at an awards event hosted by the Horror Writers Association over the weekend.
Teenagers are all too familiar with being strangers in their own bodies; change is never easy. It is even harder to cope when you feel alone and unwanted. The apt title — Dispossessed — plays on losing who you thought you were in a world you thought you knew...
Vivien Edwards pays tribute to English-born Mary Sutherland (1893-1955), the first female forestry graduate in the world. She frames the personal story in the context of the forestry situation in both New Zealand and Britain at the time.