Author(s): John Gilbert
Every Day a Picnic in the Bush is an entertaining and fast-paced collection of stories from John Gilbert's life. It paints a picture of growing up in Nelson and the West Coast of the South Island in a family situation that was different from the other kids in the neighbourhood - but never explained.
Against the backdrop of the economic and social challenges facing New Zealand since World War II, John recounts tales from his early life in forestry, followed by stories from his later career in environmental projects here and abroad.
The importance of family is a central theme - and the uncovering of a long-standing mystery.
Told with wry sense of humour, John's stories reflect the typical Kiwi can-do attitude, which makes the most of even the tricky situations and events in life.