The Stove and The Stage
Paperback | English
Set on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island in the gold rush period of the 1870s, this novel tells of an Irish showman’s adventures in keeping himself from the romantic clutches of a hotel cook.
While he immerses himself in his new life, he is ever mindful of events in his past that he would prefer to put behind him. Telling his story in a light, almost whimsical way, this emotional, and often serious, character paints a picture of life in New Zealand for immigrants at that time.