Pavlova Paradise Revisited (Pavlova Paradise, Book 2) by Austin Mitchell

Pavlova Paradise Revisited (Pavlova Paradise, Book 2)

By Austin Mitchell

  • Release Date: 2013-12-01
  • Genre: Humour
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Description

A follow up to Mitchell’s first book, THE HALF-GALLON QUARTER-ACRE PAVLOVA PARADISE, this witty, satirical description of life in 1980s New Zealand charts changes in Kiwi culture.

In this book the very funny Austin Mitchell revisits the country he first dissected in the bestselling "The Half-gallon Quarter-acre Pavlova Paradise" years ago. Irreverent and hilarious but also sharp and penetrating, "Pavlova Paradise Revisited" is a fascinating report on how much New Zealand has changed – and how much it hasn't.

Reviews

"a celebrated vision of New Zealand as heaven on earth" TONY DEVERSON, NEW ZEALAND DICTIONARY CENTRE

About the author

Austin Mitchell has been the Labour MP for Grimsby since 1977.

Austin started out on the right of the Labour Party, but in recent years it has moved so far right behind him that he is now the extreme left. Considered a dangerous revolutionary because of his belief in equality, public spending and state intervention in the economy and in markets and in full employment, which is basic to socialism. Not Old Labour- positively geriatric! He lives in Grimsby, though most of his time is spent driving between Grimsby- London - Halifax.

A former Parliamentary Private Secretary, Opposition Whip, Member of the Treasury, Civil Service Select Committee and Front Bench Spokesperson on Trade and Industry, he currently sits on the Public Accounts Committee. His interests include housing; the economy; fisheries policy and New Zealand. Austin is also a keen photographer and, as Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Photography, organises the annual Jessops Parliamentary Photography Exhibition.

Austin is a member of many All-Party Parliamentary Groups, as well as being the chair of the Council Housing Group of MPs. Previously he was an academic (Nuffield College Oxford and New Zealand Universities) and a television journalist (BBC and Yorkshire Television). He presented 'Target' with Norman Tebbit on SKY from 1989 to 1998. He writes for The House Magazine, Accountancy Age and is the author of various books, some of which are collaborations with the late, great Richard Whiteley.

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