Events

Book Launch Wednesday 8th December, 6-7.30pm
Lloyd Chapman:  The Barbiers and Their Roses
& Ann Chapman: The Push

The Barbiers and Their Roses

Lloyd Chapman inherited his love of roses from his mother Joy, one of the pioneers of New Zealand rose conservation. He embarked on a late career as a rose nurseryman in his forties. Defying convention, he successfully grew roses on their own roots in a no-spray regime. In time, he and his wife Ann developed a collection of over 1,500 roses in their 4 acre Otaki garden.
Lloyd’s fascination with rambling roses lead him to collect all the roses produced by the French Barbier family in Orleans. He made several trips to France, the traditional home of ‘heritage’ roses. With the help of generous French rosarians, Lloyd’s book charts the production  by Albert Barbier and family of over 60 roses, from 1900 to 1930.

The Push

After publishing three books about roses, Ann then moved to the dark side into murder mystery! An acknowledged expert, writer, and speaker on old roses, Ann retains her passion for them. Her published rose books are Women in my Rose Garden, Missionaries, Wives and Roses, and The Roses of Myths, Legends and Literature.
The Push is a sequel to A Kind of Catharsis and introduces Sarah, a film maker who along with her policewoman friend, Barbara, work together to expose the underbelly of the cocaine trade in Invercargill. The mood is set when Sarah watches drug smuggling in the bleak early morning from the Bluff cemetery as she films the boat fighting with the elements in Foveaux Strait.

Refreshments provided. Please RSVP to help us with catering, and ensuring numbers are manageable under Level 2, Covid 19 guidelines, to otaki@booksandco.co.nz or call 02 262 9158.

Wine, juice and nibbles will be provided.

RSVP to otaki@booksandco.co.nz or call us on 06 262 9158

Book Launch: Sunday 5 December, 5pm
The Golden Road: My Journey with Spirit by Bryony Rogers

Staff member Bryony, in her new book, shares the Spiritual guidance that she has been receiving for the last 22 years and explores her relationship to that guidance, and the impact it has had on her life.  The voice and frequency of the guidance comes from the highest source and has also included angelic beings, ascended masters and other guides.  This guidance started to come to Bryony in volume at the time of the Solar Eclipse in 1999, when she was living at the Findhorn Community in Scotland, which was a profound period of harmony, connectedness and peace for her, and deepening awakening. Bryony will also share about a new mandala journal publication that features her award-winning poetry.

Refreshments provided. Please RSVP to help us with catering, and ensuring numbers are manageable under Level 2, Covid 19 guidelines, to otaki@booksandco.co.nz or call 02 262 9158.