All This and a Bookshop Too

All This and a Bookshop Too

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Dorothy Butler is an international award-winning authority on children's books and reading. She has also been a successful teacher, an innovative bookseller and the much-loved author of children's books, all the while raising eight lively children with her husband Roy. Now in her eighties, in All This and a Bookshop Too Dorothy shares the inspiring story of her adult life. Picking up from the first volume of her autobiography, There Was a Time, Dorothy eloquently writes of her many consuming interests, her friendships and her family: her early married life with Roy Butler, living in a tent on Auckland's North Shore, and later setting up a speciality children's bookstore in their home; about becoming an international reading specialist and writing her own award-winning books. Dorothy's book is both a deeply personal story of private triumphs and tragedies, and a salute to the golden age of children's book publishing and retailing in New Zealand.
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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 153 x 230mm
  • Penguin Books (NZ)
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0143011650
  • 9780143011651

About Dorothy Butler

Dorothy Butler is recognised internationally as an authority on children's books and reading.
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