Writers who visited New Zealand.

I was recently given a most interesting book: From the Writer’s Notebook , Around New Zealand with 80 Authors, by Lydia Monin pub Reed 2006.

I was surprised at the number of famous authors who have visited New Zealand. Rudyard Kipling, Noel Coward, George Bernard Shaw, Mark Twain, Anthony Trollope, J.B. Priestley, to name a few.

I was particularly interested to read how Mark Twain arrived at Bluff by ship and travelled into Invercargill to deliver a sold-out lecture in the Theatre Royal.