One of my blogging friends asked me, yesterday, why I’d picked a Japanese flag to feature on the cover of my reissued book Pacific War: New Zealand and Japan 1941-45. Why not a New Zealand image? The flag picture featured originally on the back cover of the 2003 Reed print edition. Now it’s in full glory… More The advantages of using your own photos in your books
My book Pacific War: New Zealand and Japan 1941-45 – a brief history of New Zealand’s Pacific experiences during the Second World War, is being republished as part of a new military series. This time you’ll be able to get it instantly, on Kindle. I wrote this book in 2002-03, and it was originally published in late 2003 by Reed NZ… More ‘Pacific War’: cover reveal!
Here’s the latest cover of my book Desert Duel: New Zealand’s Land War in North Africa. This book was originally published in 2002 as part of a multi-book contract I had with Reed NZ Ltd, but was out of print until earlier this year when Intruder Books reissued it. Like the first book in that series, Battle for Crete:… More My book Desert Duel receives a cover make-over
Here’s the latest cover of my book Battle for Crete: New Zealand’s Near-Run Affair. What do you think? Battle For Crete: New Zealand’s Near-Run Affair has already been republished this year with new cover artwork. But it needed a radical re-jig on the back of its impending further issue as part of an omnibus collecting all three books I wrote on the… More My latest adventures in the art of the book cover
Back in 2001, I was lucky enough to be offered a multi-book contract by Reed NZ Ltd, New Zealand’s oldest publisher – since absorbed by Penguin Random House. Two of the books in that contract completed a trilogy I wrote on the Second New Zealand Division in the Second World War. They’ve been out of… More An odyssey through Italy – with Kiwis
My book Italian Odyssey: the Second New Zealand Division in Italy 1943-45, a brief history of New Zealand’s ground experience in Italy during the Second World War, is being republished as part of a new military series. This time you’ll be able to get it instantly, on Kindle. I wrote this book in 2002, and it was published in… More ‘Italian Odyssey’: cover reveal!
For three years from 1940 the Second New Zealand Division, led by Lieutenant-General Sir Bernard Freyberg, fought in the North African desert against a combined German-Italian army eventually led by Field-Marshal Erwin Rommel. It was an astonishing campaign that see-sawed across hundreds of kilometres of desert – the arbiter, always, being the supply lines. In the… More Duelling in the desert – the Kiwi way