The Passionate Pen: New Zealand’s Romance Writers Talk to Rachel McAlpine

Hazard Press
Christchurch, New Zealand
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These recorded interviews can be regarded as a narrative of New Zealand feminist attitudes as they have manifested themselves and evolved over half a century. The writers, without exception, regard their books as empowering to women.

Because the writers' careers span more than 50 years, this book presents a valuable record of changes in the romantic genre. Older writers speak fondly of Mills & Boon when it was a family firm, before it was merged with the American publisher Harlequin. Others have written family romances and mystery romances for Robert Hale. (7-8)

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