Lizzie Love

Author(s): Brenda Delmain

Young Adult Fiction

Lizzie is twelve years old: sparky, determined and recently crippled by an illness. The year is 1833 and her father, James Kemp, is a missionary to Maori at Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands. When Lizzie's baby brother dies and her mother becomes ill, nothing Lizzie does seems able to make things better. As the eldest daughter of seven children, much is expected of her. Life isn't easy, but does God care Is there any point in praying, as her father has taught hers Based on a true story, Lizzie, love is a moving and vibrant cameo of life in early colonial New Zealand. Brenda Delamain brings Lizzie Kemp to us: thoughtful, brave and fully alive.


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Brenda Delmain grew up in England. She trained as a nurse and came out to New Zealand to work in the Hokitika hospital. She married a West Coast farmer; they moved about the country then settled for 30 years in Kerikeri. She was widowed three years ago. Brenda has written stories and poems for children, plays, lyrics for a musical, and a series of short stories for children. Reading history has been 'an abiding passion' and she researched avidly to create Lizzie, love, scouring James Kemp's journals and reference books, interviewing his great-grandson and reading missionaries' letters at the Hocken Library.

General Fields

  • : 9781877361395
  • : Longacre Press
  • : Longacre Press
  • : 0.133
  • : March 2006
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Brenda Delmain
  • : Paperback
  • : 128