Archive for the ‘Magpie Hall’ Category


November 15th, 2009

Magpie Hall has been released and you can read about the launch here. Also, you can watch Rachael talking about the book on Good Morning, and listen to an interview with Lynn Freeman on the Arts on Sunday programme on Radio New Zealand National. This interview also features Rachael’s brother Jonathan King talking about his new film Under the Mountain.

Categories: Magpie Hall, News

Christchurch Event for Magpie Hall, November 10.

October 29th, 2009

Come and hear Rachael talk about her new novel in Christchurch:

An evening with Rachael King talking about her new novel, Magpie Hall, at Our City O-Tautahi, Oxford Terrace, Christchurch.

Tuesday, November 10 at 7.30pm. Tickets $12 on the door or in advance from Morrin on 03 329 9789. Bubbles will be served on arrival and books will be available for purchase and signing. See you there!

Categories: Events, Magpie Hall

Official announcement: my new novel!

August 9th, 2009

My new novel is finished! It’s called Magpie Hall, and will be released by Vintage (Random House) in November in New Zealand. International editions TBC.

Here is the back cover blurb:

“There were two rumours surrounding my great-great-grandfather Henry Summers: one, that his cabinet of curiosities drove him mad; and two, that he murdered his first wife.”

Rosemary Summers is an amateur taxidermist and a passionate collector of tattoos. To her, both activities honour the deceased and keep their memory alive. After the death of her beloved grandfather, and while struggling to finish her thesis on gothic Victorian novels, she returns alone to Magpie Hall to claim her inheritance: Read more…

Categories: Magpie Hall, News