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Wellington writer Philippa Swan trained as a landscape architect, with degrees from Otago and Melbourne. Her nonfiction book, Life (and Death) in a Small City Garden, was published in 2001 to critical acclaim. In 2006 her award-winning short story ‘Life Coach’ was selected for the NZ Book Month publication The Six Pack. Another, more recent story was selected for the LitCrawl short story competition. She has been a freelance writer for a number of lifestyle magazines for over 15 years, including a columnist for NZ Gardener and Cuisine magazines.

‘Philippa Swan’s is an original voice that is articulate, humorous and disarmingly refreshing.' - NZ Books

Books by Philippa Swan

The Night of All Souls

Edith Wharton returns: spirited, brilliant, alive.

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The Night of All Souls | Reading

We hope that you enjoy this video of Philippa Swan's daughter, Kate, reading one of Philippa's favourite extracts from her novel The Night of All Souls. What a fantastic job Kate has done! Edith Wharton returns: spirited, brilliant, alive. But when a lifelong secret is exposed, it’s almost too shocking to be true. EBook out now, physical book to come! You can read more about The Night of All Souls here: https://bit.ly/2ydjqw3

The Night Of All Souls Book-Launch-In-a-Box

Today is the day Philippa Swan's novel, The Night of All Souls was due to hit kiwi bookshelves, but will be downloaded onto eReaders and mobile phones instead - the eBook is out now it will be available later as a physical book. This also means that Philippa’s launch party couldn’t go ahead as planned – but do not fear! Here’s Philippa’s virtual book-launch-in-a-box video, a special thanks to Marsden Books who were hosting the physical event. Congratulations, Philippa, we hope you enjoyed your bubbles ?? Edith Wharton returns: spirited, brilliant, alive. For those who love secrets and second chances. More info about The Night of All Souls and how to get the eBook can be found here: https://bit.ly/2ydjqw3