Author(s): Jane Bowron
Since Old Bucky & Me was released it has won praise as a powerful, honest and enduring account of the Christchurch earthquake and its terrible and continuing aftermath. Crowds have turned up to hear Jane Bowron speak at stand-room only events around the country. This new edition contains all of Bowron's writings up to the first anniversary of the second fatal quake on February 22. Movingly written and full of unexpected humour, Bowron's stories are a rare and priceless account of how human beings can survive and overcome even the most terrible of tragedies in the most ordinary of ways.
"Obligatory reading . . . Bowron was uniquely placed, not simply because she was living in the central city, but also because she had just the journalistic eye you wanted at such a time: game (setting forth on her bicycle), wry, witty, and wonderfully observant, immune to bullshit and platitudes, conveying the fullest sense of life . . . Columnist of the year at next year's media awards? [Bowron] better be." --Guy Somerset, "Listener"
Jane Bowron is a freelance journalist based in Christchurch. Television critic for The Dominion Post and columnist for The Dominion Post and The Press, she has been a TV reviewer for The Evening Post, The Sunday Star-Times, National Radio's Nine to Noon, Radio Live and Newstalk ZB, a media commentator for Newstalk ZB and a feature writer for The Sunday Star-Times.