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The kindness of strangers : kitchen memoirs / Shonagh Koea ; with illustrations by Peter Wells.

By: Koea, Shonagh.
Contributor(s): Wells, Peter, 1950- [author.] | Wells, Peter, 1950- | Wells, Peter | Wells, Peter, 1950-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Vintage, c2007Description: 191 pages : illustrations, ports, plates [8 p.] ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781869419189.Subject(s): Koea, Shonagh -- Biography | Koea, Shonagh | Autobiography -- New Zealand | Food -- Social aspects | Authors, New Zealand -- Biography | Women authors, New Zealand -- Biography | Short stories, New Zealand | Women authors, New Zealand -- 20th century -- Biography | Authors, New Zealand -- 20th century -- Biography | Novelists, New Zealand | Women journalists New Zealand Biography | Cooking -- Recipes | Novelists, New Zealand -- 20th century -- Biography | New Zealand -- History -- AnecdotesGenre/Form: Short stories, New Zealand.DDC classification: NZ823.3
New Zealand author. -Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Looking back over her varied life in a range of roles, including daughter, wife, mother, journalist and novelist, Shonagh Koea has collected a store of vivid memories that often centre on food. In these moving vignettes, she recalls her past, giving us a privileged insight into her life and into a New Zealand that no longer exists, along with delicious recipes and a strong sense of the gentle yet significant encounters we have with strangers and acquaintances. Much more than a straightforward memoir, this book is an astute and sometimes wry observation of social interaction, of New Zealand's recent history and of the place that food has in our everyday lives. It is also the intriguing story of a unique writer, of her life, her thoughts and her work.

New Zealand author.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

New Zealand author. -Includes bibliographical references and index.

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