Whitcoulls said Yes!!!

G’day everybody!

Whitcoulls, New Zealand’s oldest (1882) and largest book selling chain (62 stores) said YES and is now stocking my historical fiction, ‘A Flame Flickers in the Darkness!’

Ye he he heooowww! Happy is an understatement! Rapt, stoked, chuffed, on cloud 10 and thow a number of other adjectives to the mix and that’s how I’m feeling!!
And the price has been reduced! All copies of my New Zealand or Maori Wars novel are now $45.00 NZ, down from $48.00 NZ.
A special thank you to South Pacific Books who are distributing my novel to Whitcoulls.

You can now get a copy of ‘A Flame Flickers in the Darkness’ from all of the Whitcoulls stores below. And if it is not available at your local Whitcoulls store (for example, it is not currently available in the South Island), you can ask the friendly staff to order it in for you!

Whitcoulls Auckland
• Albany Westfield
• Botany Downs
• Downtown
• Henderson
• Manukau
• New Lynn
• Newmarket
• Pakuranga
• Papakura
• Queens Street – The Corner
• Royal Oak
• St Lukes
• Sylvia Park

Whitcoulls North Shore
• Browns Bay
• Glenfield
• Milford
• Takapuna Galleria
• Whangaparaoa

Whitcoulls Palmerston North
• Palmerston North Plaza
• Bennetts on Broadway

Whitcoulls Hamilton
• Centreplace
• Te Rapa

Whitcoulls Taranaki
• New Plymouth

And don’t forget, it is still available at:
• The Village Bookshop, Matakana;
• Benny’s Books, New Plymouth;
• Fishpond New Zealand (Online);
• PublishMe Online Bookstore (Online).

Cheers for all of your support for the past few months everybody. I am really lucky and proud to be able to call all of you friends.

And remember, you are amongst who the book is dedicated to:
“For Mum, Dad and my whanau.
For Lucy, Isobelle and Evie, my loves.
For our ancestors, all those courageous men and women, both Maori and Pakeha, who helped shape New Zealand in the 1860s.
And for all those wonderful people from all over the world that I have had the pleasure of meeting and calling friends, you have inspired me.”

Is ‘A Flame Flickers in the Darkness’ a good read?

“The story is a ripping yarn which is hard to put down.” South Taranaki Star

“Cowie captures the manners, customs and language of the era skillfully, and importantly, establishes the essential nature of the conflict…..A number of real historical figures appear in the narrative, both Maori leaders and European military men, and it is fascinating to have them fleshed out into actual people….” Peter Maxwell, Historian & Author

“First-time author Winston Cowie’s book.…..is meticulously researched and he combines an impressive amount of detail with a wonderful story.” North Taranaki Midweek

“Cowie’s book is a large and impressive work that makes a worthwhile contribution to our understanding of colonial New Zealand’s troubled history.” Peter Maxwell, Historian & Author

So get down to Whitcoulls, The Village Bookshop or Benny’s, or order it online, have a read and I look forward to hearing what you think!!

Best Wishes

P.s. I went fishing in the weekend in the Hauraki Gulf – we played with a pod of Common Dolphins, and fed an Albatross and Black Petrel by hand. Timbo also got a 15lb Snapper which we threw back! New Zealand is the best country in the world.

By the way:
Black Petrels are an impressive bird, and an endemic breeder of New Zealand, breeding only on islands off the North Island, mostly in the Hauraki Gulf.
They are classed under the NZ Department of Conservation Threat Classification System as Nationally Vulnerable and by the International Union for Conservation of Nature or IUCN Red list: Vulnerable.
If you see one, throw it some spare bait!