Thursday, March 17, 2011

Books change lives

March is BOOK MONTH in New Zealand, and this year's theme is "Books change lives".

$5 vouchers are being distributed to encourage citizens to purchase a book that may just change their lives.

Meanwhile, a first edition of THE LAGOON, the book that changed Janet Frame's life, is up for auction:

It's a very rare book, and the sale estimate is $2,500, but of course you never know what it will fetch on the day:

If you can't manage to afford the first edition, there are copies of this title in print:

In New Zealand: Janet Frame Stories and Poems from Random House NZ (Contains The Lagoon and The Pocket Mirror)

In the UK: The Lagoon and Other Stories from Bloomsbury Books (Classic hardback edition and paperback edition are both on sale)

Also the brand new story collection that contains the best stories from The Lagoon, PRIZES aka THE DAYLIGHT AND THE DUST is available for sale all around the world:

In the UK THE DAYLIGHT AND THE DUST - from Virago Press

IN Australia THE DAYLIGHT AND THE DUST  - from Random House Australia

In New Zealand PRIZES from Random House NZ

In the USA PRIZES - from Counterpoint Press

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