Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Louis de Bernières on New Zealand

In his most recent novel, A Partisan’s Daughter, Louis de Bernières offers this cameo on the ‘shaky isles’:

“New Zealand is a lovely place. It’s just like England was when I was young, full of quiet, decent, humorous people who eat bread and butter and whose clothes don’t quite fit.”

Louis de Bernières, A Partisan’s Daughter (London: Harvill Secker, 2008), 210.

A review of this book is posted on Reviewing Books and Movies.

Image: “humorous people who eat bread and butter…”