What they said, what I said

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Nelson Mail: ‘The further I delved into this book, the more I enjoyed it.’

Sunday Star Times: ‘The historical setting is highly original and cleverly conceived. … Todd trained as a nurse and puts her knowledge and experience to superb use … we see, smell and feel … the endless labour required … Rarely has this been better portrayed in New Zealand historical writing. … An impressive adult novel debut.’

Greymouth Evening Star: ‘An absorbing and satisfying work which left me interested in finding out more about the harbour islands used for quarantine, as well as pondering again on the human condition.’

The Dominion Post Weekend: ‘Todd’s fiction is always delightfully unpredictable. … While it has a powerful symbolic structure, this novel is also a richly detailed and gripping story of love and death.’

Otago Daily Times: ‘It would be easy to say that this is a coming-of-age story, but it is so much more. It is a compassionate look at young love, at death and at how everything changes.’

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