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  • Published: 3 May 2013
  • ISBN: 9781775534334
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 20

Pigeon Post



A hilarious short story about a woman who decides to buy New Zealand.

A hilarious short story about a woman who decides to buy New Zealand

Stuck in the dry desert of Single Tree Gully, Australia, in 1840, Mrs C Wentworth dreams of a place deluged with rain. An island to own, and rain.

The pigeon post brings word from her husband that he has negotiated with some Maori chiefs to purchase the isle on which she has set her heart. However, politics intervene . . .

  • Published: 3 May 2013
  • ISBN: 9781775534334
  • Imprint: RHNZ Adult ebooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 20

About the author

Peter Hawes

Peter Hawes worked for many years in television as a researcher, journalist, writer, presenter and director. He has written many critically acclaimed plays and children’s books, as well as seven works of adult fiction, the first of which was a bestselling novel written in Spanish. Known for his humour and irreverence, his work is also moving, insightful and thought-provoking, as well as utterly unique. ‘Hawes emerges as perhaps New Zealand’s foremost current exponent of the comedy of ideas.’ — The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature

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