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Books really do change lives

February 27th 2013

Books really do change lives

How do you live your life after being convicted of murdering your best friend’s mother in a crime that shocked New Zealand?

Until 1994, the world knew Anne Perry as the writer of bestselling crime fiction and she was at the peak of her writing career. But following the release of Peter Jackson’s film Heavenly Creatures, which documented the sensational 1954 Parker-Hulme murders, came the shocking revelation that Anne Perry started life as Juliet Hulme, the teenager jointly convicted of murdering her friend’s mother.

Acclaimed New Zealand biographer Joanne Drayton will reveal the story behind her book The Search for Anne Perry at the Havelock North Library on Wednesday 20 March at 6pm

Hastings District Libraries promotions coordinator Carla Crosbie says Joanne Drayton has explored Anne Perry’s writing and her life to discover the person behind the name.

“Anne Perry agreed to talk openly during interviews for the book and has allowed Joanne unparalleled access to her private life, correspondence, friends and family. Joanne will discuss this journey and give a first-hand account of her experiences in writing this compelling book.”

The Search for Anne Perry is described as containing revelations that will resonate with the reader long after the final page.

Tickets are $5.00 each and can be purchased from the Havelock North, Hastings and Flaxmere Libraries.

This event is part of the district’s New Zealand Book month celebrations. New Zealand Book Month is a nationwide campaign which aims to help establish and build a nation of dedicated readers and to bring readers and writers together.

In support of New Zealand Book Month, Booksellers NZ will be sending every household a $5 book voucher to help encourage communities to get reading.

Joanne Drayton is Associate Professor in the Department of Design at UNITEC, Auckland. The Search for Anne Perry is her fifth biography.

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