All Day at the Movies

All Day at the Movies

by Fiona Kidman

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Overview

"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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910709344
Publisher: Gallic Books Limited
Publication date: 01/16/2018
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x (d)

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.

What People are Saying About This

The Lady Magazine

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

San Francisco Book Review

‘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.’

From the Publisher

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

Trip Fiction

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

Interviews

I am an only child and I have always been a watcher of families and the different courses brothers and sisters take. But the book is also a hymn and a love letter to small town and rural New Zealand, like the places where I grew up. The book is a kind of summary of the country where I have spent my life.

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