No Man's Land

No Man's Land

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No Man's Land is a historical fantasy and a love story set in the golden plains of North Otago, in the South Island of Aotearoa New Zealand. Dorothea 'Tea' Gray joins the Land Service and is sent to work on a remote farm, one of many young women who filled the empty shoes left by fathers and brothers serving in the Second World War. But Tea finds more than hard work and hot sun in the dusty North Otago nowhere-she finds a magic inside herself she never could have imagined, a way to save her brother in a distant land she never thought she could reach, and a love she never knew existed. Inspired by feminist and LGBTQ+ history and family wartime memories, AJ Fitzwater has turned a piece of forgotten women's history into a tapestry of furious pride and love that crosses cultures, countries and decades.
Publisher: [Wellington, New Zealand] :, Paper Road Press,, 2020.
Branch Call Number: FANTASY
Characteristics: 144 pages ;,21 cm.


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This beautifully written book is a historical fantasy and love story set in North Otago, Aotearoa New Zealand. AJ Fitzwater has been influenced by feminist and LGBTQ+ history and their family's memories of North Otago in wartime. The author has been able to turn a piece of forgotten women’s histo... Read More »

A historical fantasy and a love story set in the golden plains of North Otago.

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Oct 29, 2020

I loved this book. It caught my eye from release with its beautiful cover and most of our team have read it. We're now fans AJ! Fitzwater brings life to excellent characters, but its the land that takes centre stage. You can almost smell the rich earth.

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