Ray White presents Poppies' Season of Book Launches

You're invited to Poppies' Season of Book Launches!  These are FREE events held at Ray White Remuera, featuring five fabulous authors presenting their latest books.

Poppies has something for every booklover, and over five separate evenings you can meet five very different authors.  From fiction and memoirs to cooking and corporate confusion, these FREE evenings are a wonderful opportunity to meet the authors of some new and exciting books.  Light refreshments will be served.

Where:  Ray White Remuera, 411 Remuera Road
Time:     5.30 - 6.45pm
When:   Tuesday 24 October, Tuesday 14, 21, 28 November and Tuesday 5 December

Bookings are not required, please just come along on the night!  For more information visit Ray White Remuera Facebook Page

Author:  Ann Andrews
Title:     Lessons in Leadership:  50 ways to avoid falling into the 'Trump' trap

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Ann is an Auckland based business advisor and author of several self published books including:

  • Shift Your But (dealing with attitudes in the workplace)
  • Finding the Square Root of a Banana (covering teams and why team conflict occurs)
  • Did I Really Employ You? (the process of recruiting to attitude and not skills)
  • My Dear Franchisees (how to deal with people who buy a franchise thinking they have bought a job)

       Ann's new book, Lessons in Leadership, will be launched at this event.


Author:  Sara Tuck
Title:     Coming Un-Stuck:  recipes to get you back on track

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Dish recipe creator and one-woman-wonder Sarah Tuck has just published her debut cookbook.
We discover why Coming Unstuck is single-handedly putting the flavour back into cooking solo.
All the recipes, styling and photography on the blog are mine, photos taken with my Nikon D810.
I always hope to have the food the hero of the shot; I love choosing props and setting a mood but
if you don't want to dive in and eat what's in the photo, I'm not achieving my goal.  My career
highlights include 8 years in sales management in magazine publishing, two years as Sales
Director of Elizabeth Arden NZ before leaving to have the first of my two lovely boys, and six
years as the owner operator and personal trainer of a fitness boot camp which I sold just before
starting my work in the 'cooking' industry.


Author:  C.K. Stead
Title:      The Necessary Angel

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C.K. Stead is a distinguished, award-winning novelist, literary critic, poet, essayist and emeritus
professor of English of the University of Auckland.  He has won the Prime Minister's Award for Fiction
and is a Member of the Order of New Zealand.

His latest novel, The Necessary Angel, is about people who are deeply involved in the book world -
most of the main characters teach or study at the Sorbonne in Paris, though the central character,
Max Jackson, is New Zealand born and possibly feeling rather trapped there by marriage to a senior
French professor and their two children.  The marriage is shaky and he has been relegated to a
downstairs apartment, where he's not sure whether he is relishing the new freedom, or regretting it. 
Meanwhile he is deeply attracted to a younger French colleague, and at the same time his intellectual
interest is engaged by a British student who is a word-obsessed poetry freak.

At this event C.K. Stead will be in conversation with Professor Mac Jackson.


Author:  Michael Horton and Emeritus Professor Russell Stone
Title:      John Logan Campbell Letters

John Logan Campbell Michael will be talking about his role transcribing and editing the vast collection of letters and
correspondence for Professor Russell Stone's hugely important new book on the life and works
of Sir John Logan Campbell, the father of Auckland City.


Author:  Diana Wichtel
Title:      Driving to Treblinka

This will be a chaired Q&A session in which Diana has a conversation about her highly praised new memoir, Driving to Treblinka.

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Diana Wichtel was born in Vancouver.  Her mother was New Zealander, her father a Polish Jew who
had jumped off a train to the Treblinka death camp and hidden from the Nazis until the end of the war. 
When Diana was 13 she moved to New Zealand with her mother, sister and brother.  Her father was
to follow.  Diana never saw him again.

Many years later she sets out to discover what happened to him.  The search becomes an obsession
as she painstakingly uncovers information about his large Warsaw family and their fate at the hands
of the Nazis, scours archives across the world for clues to her father's disappearance, and visits the
places he lived.

This unforgettable narrative is also a deep reflection on the meaning of family, the trauma of loss, and
the insistence of memory.  It asks the question: Is it better to know, or more bearable not to?


We look forward to seeing you at any or all of these Author Evenings at Ray White Remuera.