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Ned and Katina: A True Love Story
  

Ned and Katina: A True Love Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Grace, Patricia

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The whanau of Ned and Katina approached writer Patricia Grace to compile their parents' story. Ned & Katina is the result. This warm, beautifully written true story is impossible to put down.

ISBN 9780143007401
Barcode 9780143007401
Published 28 September 2009 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780143007401
ISBN-10 0143007408
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books (NZ)
Publication Date 28 September 2009
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Grace, Patricia
Category Award Winning
Biography & Autobiography
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
New Zealand & Related
Award Winning Adult's Titles
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 232mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 460g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress New Zealand - History, World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - Greece - Crete, World War, 1939-1945 - Participation, Maori, Pakanga, Nathan, Ned
NBS Text Biography: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 305.8994420092
Catalogue Code 69848

Description of this Book

A true story of love in wartime and in peace by one of New Zealand's finest writers. In Crete during the Second World War a wounded Maori Battalion soldier and a young Cretan woman fall in love when the young infantryman is sheltered by her family. After marrying in Crete, Ned and Katina come back to live in New Zealand, settling in the Far North. They live a long, rich and happy life together, raising a family and involving themselves in community affairs there and in the Wellington region. Ned dies in 1987, Katina in 1996. Years later, the whanau of Ned and Katina approached writer Patricia Grace to compile their parents' story. Ned & Katina is the result. This warm, beautifully written true story is impossible to put down.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for Nga Kupu Ora Te Haurongo / Biography Book Award 2010

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Author's Bio

Patricia Grace is one of New Zealand's most celebrated writers. She has published six novels and seven short-story collections, as well as a number of books for children and non-fiction. Among numerous awards, she won the Goodman Fielder Wattie Book Awards in 1986 for the much-loved Potiki, which also won the New Zealand Fiction Award in 1987. She was longlisted for the Booker Prize in 2001 with Dogside Story, which won the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Fiction Prize. Tu won the 2005 Montana New Zealand Book Awards Fiction Prize and the Deutz Medal for Fiction and Poetry. Her children's story The Kuia and the Spider won the Children's Picture Book of the Year and she has also won the New Zealand Book Awards For Children and Young Adults Te Kura Pounamu Award. Patricia was born in Wellington and lives in Plimmerton on ancestral land, in close proximity to her home marae at Hongoeka Bay. Novels by Patricia Grace- Mutuwhenua- The Moon Sleeps, Potiki, Cousins, Baby No-eyes, Dogside Story, Tu, Chappy. Short story collections- Waiariki, The Dream Sleepers and Other Stories, Electric City and Other Stories, Selected Stories, Collected Stories, The Sky People, Small Holes in the Silence. Books for children- The Kuia and the Spider/Te Kuia me te Pungawerewere, Watercress Tuna and the Children of Champion Street/Te Tuna Watakirihi me Nga Tamariki o te Tiriti o Toa, The Trolley, Areta and the Kahawai, Maraea and the Albatrosses, Haka/Whiti te Ra!. Non-fiction- Wahine Toa, Ned & Katina- a True Love Story.

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