Old Bucky & Me: Dispatches from the Christchurch Earthquake, New Edition

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by Jane Bowron

On February 22, 2011, journalist and television reviewer Jane Bowron was living in her hometown of Christchurch when the city was struck by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake. As the historic city lay in ruins Bowron managed to find a phone, call her newspaper, and deliver a moving human account of the scene around her.

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Print edition price: NZ $33.00
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Reviews, interviews, author events

"Bowron has given us an intelligent, articulate and moving record of one of the major events in our history; the day-by-day structure required by the column format is dramatically effective..." - North & South magazine says of the book.

The Waikato Times has only good things to say.

A thorough review of Jane's book on Stuff - a book that gives you a friendly walk through a disturbing reality.

"Bowron hits just the right note, with wry observational humour and insight. She doesn't big-note emotionally but the pain, bewilderment and determination to keep on going are all there." - Peter Wells

Lonely Planet recommends that visitors to Christchurch read Old Bucky & Me and is providing a free download of its latest chapter on the city here

Product details

ISBN: 978-1-877551-40-6
Imprint: Awa Press
Pages: 192 - includes 16pp colour photo section
Size/Weight: 178 x 128 mm
Published: April 2012
Author(s): Jane Bowron