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The Godwits Fly

The Godwits Fly is a highly autobiographical coming-of-age novel by one of New Zealand's most celebrated poets.

This much-loved New Zealand novel follows the development of Eliza Hannay as she negotiates growing up in early twentieth century Wellington. The ever inquisitive Eliza encounters love, family tension, a love of poetry, and, like the migrating godwits described in the forward, an inherited pull towards the motherland, England.

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  1. Stunning
    /Linda Foster

    A superb telling of life in Wellington nz early 20th century. Amazing use of language in this almost autobiography. Stunning.