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Upper Hutt City Library to host acclaimed author

Upper Hutt City Library to host acclaimed author Jenny Pattrick

Jenny Pattrick, author of acclaimed historical novels The Denniston Rose, Landings, and now Heartland, will present her new book at Upper Hutt’s Central Library on 23 July.

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 11 JUL 2014—Have you read The Denniston Rose, Landings or Heart of Coal? Jenny Pattrick, author of these acclaimed historical novels is speaking at Upper Hutt’s Central Library on Wednesday 23 July at 7.00 pm.

One of New Zealand's best-selling authors, Jenny Pattrick will be presenting her latest book Heartland. Heartland is an entertaining, lively and moving novel about Donny Mac, who returns home to a small settlement of Manawa, in the shadow of Mt Ruapehu after being released from prison on trumped-up charges. Heartland will be available for sale on the night.

Jenny Pattrick is an historical novelist who has written many novels including The Denniston Rose, and its sequel Heart of Coal, which are among New Zealand's biggest-selling titles. In 1989, Jenny was awarded the OBE for her services to the arts, and she received the New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal. In 2009 Jenny also received the New Zealand Post Mansfield Prize. She is a celebrated jeweller, a former teacher, and she continues to play an active role in the New Zealand arts community.

“It is great to have such an acclaimed author coming to speak at Upper Hutt City Library,” says Erica Herron, Community Programmes Co-ordinator. “Huge thanks to Upper Hutt Paper Plus and Random House for partnering with us so we can offer such a fantastic opportunity to the Upper Hutt community.”

This event is free but registrations are required. Register in person at the Upper Hutt Central Library or online at www.upperhuttcity.com/jennypattrick


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