* Vivid, mesmerising, original * Hardback gift format * Foreword by Vincent O'Sullivan * 'Simply splendid' - Fiona Kidman
Redmer Yska is a Wellington-born writer and historian. He has published books about postwar teenagers (bodgies and widgies), Dutch New Zealanders like himself, and a commissioned history of Wellington City. He was awarded the National Library Research Fellowship to write a history of NZ Truth, published in 2010. Yska was the major recipient of a New Zealand History Research Trust Fund Award in 2014, allowing him to write this book.
"Its not enough to say I immensely enjoyed A Strange Beautiful Excitement ... its simply splendid." -- Dame Fiona Kidman "... the best account I have ever read of Wellington and Karori as they were in Mansfields day ... Vivid and vigorous, it is a pleasure to read." -- Kathleen Jones, KM biographer