Christchurch City Libraries

Christchurch City Libraries Book Review

Christchurch City Libraries reviews books by Deb Donnell – Cafe Reflections and Responders, both focusing on the Christchurch Earthquakes. They are two very interesting books with a unique perspective on the earthquakes and Christchurch. About Cafe Reflections:
“This is not merely a book of cafe reviews, it also tells the vivid and painful story of what it was like to be in town on 22 February 2011. It is a tale of before, and after.”
About Responders (co-authored with Pete Seager)
The strength of this book is in the images combined with the words of the people who were doing the most difficult of jobs. It is a hard book to read – but only because the subject is hard. It doesn’t deal in nostalgia or sentimentality – and is honest and straightforward in its text, photographs, and captions.
Read the review here I was also interviewed by Christchurch Libraries, and this is available online here.

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Deb Donnell on ABC 360 Documentaries

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Sounds Historical with Jim Sullivan on Radio New Zealand interview from 19 June 2011. I was interviewed about the book I was working on at the time of the February 2011 earthquakes, Café Reflections. This programme gives listeners their chance to learn about the colourful, dramatic, and often remarkable events and people of New Zealand’s

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