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.