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RV Bayley

RV (Ruth) Bayley is a history graduate who's woven what she's read in World War II soldiers' diaries and telegrams into her first novel, Barefoot. Excerpts from the novel were longlisted in the International First Pages Prize 2020. Barefoot was also shortlisted in the NZSA New Zealand Heritage Literary Awards 2021 and the NZ Booklovers Awards 2023.

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Barefoot

Shortlisted in the NZSA New Zealand Heritage Literary Awards 2021 and the NZ Booklovers Awards 2023. Wellington, 1939. A hot summer’s day at a church picnic. Adelaide watches as a girl is rescued from the river and resolves to meet the unassuming hero of the moment. After a claustrophobic, strict…
RV Bayley
May 10, 2024