In the Press
Jane Tolerton’s ETTIE ROUT: NEW ZEALAND’S SAFER SEX PIONEER reveals a humorous, energetic and compassionate woman who confronted wartime realities with stubborn and effective pragmatism. Tolerton writes with an equal energy and insight into her subject’s extraordinary life and times
New Zealand Listener's '100 Best Books of 2013': AN AWFULLY BIG ADVENTURE traces the reminiscences and reflections of 80 veterans interviewed for the World War One Oral History Archive.
Deeply affecting and absorbing, An Awfully Big Adventure is an important historical memoir that reads as if it all happened yesterday.
NEW ZEALAND LISTENER
'[F]ew publications will be quite as engrossing as this one... I found the stories of these very real people, who went to war almost a century ago, enormously interesting, moving and compelling.'