Saturday, 27 October 2007

Algidus - a good read

I read a really good book this week - The Good Logs of Algidus by Mona Anderson. It traces through 100 years of life in a high country station in Canterbury. I wasn't sure I'd be interested in the topic but the author brilliantly links the lives of each owner to their successor from the 1860s to the 1960s. It's really well-written and ties in so many little gaps of Canterbury history and the lives of the early pioneers.

I was lucky enough to pick this book up at the Otautau Booksale but you can order it at the local SDC library http://catalogue.southlanddc.govt.nz/liberty3/gateway/gateway.exe?application=Liberty3&displayform=opac/main or the Invercargill Library http://www.ilibrary.co.nz/Geoweb.html

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