Friday, July 20, 2007

Mary McCallum's New Novel - "The Blue" available from 27 July 2007

Lilian lives in an isolated island community at the mouth of Tory Channel trying to make the best of a life that has at its core a secret grief. It is 1938 and for three months of every year the men take to the sea to hunt whales with fast boats and explosive harpoons. This year, the whales aren't the only ones returning - Lilian's troubled son Micky has come home too. In this rugged, unsettled world, things are not always what they seem.

'The Blue creates in glowing detail both a community and a place, and tells a richly atmospheric and suspenseful story. It's a novel of delicacy when it treats the interior life of its characters but it also has absolute confidence when summoning the physical world. This is an involving, rewarding book made with care and skill and gusto.' Damien Wilkins

'The Blue is a fine piece of work which I immensely enjoyed reading. It is imaginatively conceived, cleverly structured and written in an elegant and considered style, often with great beauty in its phrasing and imagery.' Fiona Kidman

This is one book not to be missed by Rona Gallery's own Mary McCallum

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Book Signing: Julia Makes Her Move: First Steps Into Leadership

Authors: Viv Beck and Karin Kos
Publisher: Random House

There’s a legion of ambitious twenty-something women entering management positions who will never read a big scary business book but need some pointers on how to cope with their new roles. This unique book is aimed right at their Karen Walker-clad hearts. Styled as a novel, it follows a young woman called Julia who is parachuted into management and learns the hard way how to behave like a team leader.

The book follows Julia as she discovers: how to assert authority over people who were her colleagues; how to run a good meeting; how to write a budget … and what to do when you wake up the morning after office drinkies and think you might have slept with the office sleaze. With break-out boxes focusing on strategies and lessons learned, Julia is a perfectly targeted and innovative approach to teaching basic management skills and is being used by companies such as KPMG.

A must-have for all young career enthusiasts keen to step out towards leadership. Come and join us at this exclusive author signing by Karin Kos at the Rona Gallery, 151 Muritai Road Eastbourne, Lower Hutt. (Date and time to be confirmed).

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Rona Gallery Exclusive - Michael Ponder's NEW novel

Don't miss the book launch debut of Michael Ponder and his new thriller The Windsor Conspiracy on sale on 1 March 2007.

Observe the exhilarating ride of Michael Ponder's first new novel The Windsor Conspiracy. Ponder stretches his talents further from his beginnings as a artist turning over a new leaf into the literary world. This magnificient thriller published by Random House is available on sale on 1 March 2007. Don't miss your chance to purchase a copy.

The severed finger of a kidnapped man is mailed to newspaper journalist Joanna Doyle, witha a note claiming the victim is none other than HRH Prince Charles. As she ahs just watched an interview with him live on television, Joanne refuses to take the note seriously. Why then the interest of the Secret Service? Why do they demand she relinguish the finger and note to them? Why only hours later is she brutally murdered?

Security expert Simon Dwyer is hired to uncovert he truth in this fast-pced thriller full of intrigue and suspense.From the vastness and hostility of the Australian Outback, to a Medieval Castle protected by 1000 feet of sheer rock, every page brings another twist.


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