An Affair of the Heart

An Affair of the Heart

An Affair of the Heart

Short story writer, novelist and playwright Frank Sargeson (1903-1982) laid the foundation for a truly New Zealand literature and was a mentor for scores of aspiring writers who met and talked at his Takapuna bach. The Frank Sargeson Trust continues his work in helping New Zealand writers. In 1997 the national law firm Buddle Finlay became the sponsor of the fellowship established in his name to allow a writer to live and work free from the financial hardships that Sargeson had to contend with all his life. In this anthology which marks the centenary of Frank Sargeson's birth writers who knew Sargeson recall his generosity and spirit. The collection is a showcase for many of NZ's finest writers along with a selection of Sargeson's writing at its brilliant best.

An Affair of the Heart

An Affair of the Heart

An Affair of the Heart

This collection of stories travels the world, to question its apparantly romantic title through a wide r anging examination of love and related matters. In fascinati ngly observed narratives, these stories are frank, delicate and revelatory. '

An Affair of the Heart

An Affair of the Heart

An Affair of the Heart

"Biblical themes are explored from a Franciscan perspective and it is this vision that gives originality and freshness to familiar concepts with relevance that is timely for twenty-first century needs and aspirations."--BOOK JACKET.

An Affair of the Heart

An Affair of the Heart

An Affair of the Heart


All American XIV

All American XIV

All American XIV

Over the past thirteen years, the photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber has published the book series All-American, an independent portfolio of work by artists, photographers, essayists, poets, and personalities whose lives and accomplishments warrant celebration. The latest volume in the series, Affair of the Heart, is again a collection by Weber that is motivated equally by admiration and a desire to connect. Sometimes the subjects are already well known in their own right, but just as often the participants are relatively unknown, noteworthy because their stories or accomplishments reveal something that resonates on a deeper, more personal level. All-American XIV tries to gain insight into the hearts of the true characters of the American landscape. Whatever affair of the heart it might be, this volume will discuss them all.

A Long Slow Affair of the Heart

A Long Slow Affair of the Heart

A Long Slow Affair of the Heart

Wine, food, love, a canal boat and France. Craving adventure, a writer goes in search of happiness on the French canals. Will his marriage make it home again? Craving adventure, Bruce Ansley goes in search of happiness on the French canals. He and his wife Sally buy a canal boat, the River Queen, in Holland and sail it through Belgium to France. They travel through old battlefields, the great vineyards and wineries of Burgundy, and find the ideal way to live in Paris: on a boat. La Belle France seems flawlessly to live up to Bruce's expectations. The journey takes the couple through quaint villages and picturesque countryside; it introduces them to colourful people, excellent food and lots and lots of wine. Bruce and Sally find themselves part of a floating community whose people range from hilarious to eccentric to astonishing. Yet aboard the River Queen another drama plays out. Fault lines appear in the perfect life, threatening the ideal escape with an unhappy ending. Throwing the cards in the air is one thing, but knowing how they will land is another. With humour and a poignantly candid touch, Ansley documents a journey within a journey: the internal shifts of a marriage that just might not make it home. This acclaimed travel memoir by award-winning New Zealand writer takes us vividly and unforgettably to France. But it also takes us further than that - deep into the winding, secret interior of the heart.

An Affair of the Heart

An Affair of the Heart

An Affair of the Heart

Dilys Powell's love affair with Greece and the Greeks began on a sun-baked archaeological dig in 1931. Joining her husband the archaeologist Humfry Payne on the remote peninsula of Perachora, she came to know the villagers who labored on the site, camping beside them year after year, for months at a time. Despite personal tragedy, the occupation of Greece and civil war, Powell's affair of the heart continued. She returned time and again through the '40s and '50s, and with each visit there was a reconciliation with her idyllic memories of the country. Both with Humfry and without, she explored remote mountains in the company of shepherds, isolated stretches of coast and island with local fishermen and olive-dotted hillsides with the subsistence farmers who worked them. Out of this she has fashioned a gem of a travel book.