First reviews of ‘Convicts’ – and a couple of radio interviews

I’ve fielded a couple of reviews of my book Convicts: New Zealand’s Hidden Criminal Past, which I’d like to share:

‘Wright has done a great job of exposing activities which society had considered best forgotten, and made it interesting reading to boot’ – Graeme Barrow, Northern Advocate, 23 July 2012.

‘…great reading, full of specific real-life personalities and daring escapades, some horrifying, to be measured and understood against the background of Maori and British cultures of those decades of the nineteenth century. This is the first time the tale of New Zealand’s convicts has been told to this detail, in a single book – one destined to become a New Zealand classic. – Jo Keppel, Greymouth Evening Star, 26 July 2012

I like it. And here’s the link to my interview Sunday last on RadioLive, 29 July http://www.radiolive.co.nz/Convicts-NZs-Hidden-Criminal-Past/tabid/506/articleID/29638/Default.aspx

Also the link to my 15-minute slot on Jim Sullivan’s Sounds Historical programme on Radio New Zealand National, last night: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/soundshistorical/20120812 My slot starts at 26:47 in Part 2.

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8 comments on “First reviews of ‘Convicts’ – and a couple of radio interviews

  1. stuartart says:

    Well done mate. Excellent radio interview – good to put a voice to the face. :)

  2. ljclayton says:

    Brilliant reviews, Matthew.

  3. S. Thomas Summers says:

    Congrats. Here is to more and more success. And thanks for adding my site to your roll

    S. Thomas Summers
    Author of Private Hercules McGraw: Poems of the American Civil War

  4. Fingers crossed for both of us on the success count. It’s an extremely difficult business just at the moment – but light at the end of the tunnel (I think…)

  5. Congrats on the fabulous publicity!

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