Shining Land reviewed as book of the week for Newsroom


Redmer Yska names Shining Land book of the week in a moving review and discussion of Iris Wilkinson/ Robin Hyde’s life:

‘This sumptuous book, part of a new series published by Massey University Press, gives us Iris in a fresh and moving way. Sameshima’s astonishing photos bring these biographical settings to life, many remarkably unchanged from the time she walked through them.

The images of Grey Lodge at Avondale are especially moving. It was here, as Morris points out in her elegant text, that Iris went through the 1930s equivalent of drug rehab, and turned her life around. It could have been so different. 

Read the full review here