Book Lovers Coffee Club


Calling All Book Lovers


Come along to the Book Lovers Coffee Club, a series of free monthly events that are open to the  public and being held at our retirement villages in Mt Albert, Milford and Meadowbank. Bring a friend, enjoy morning tea and hear the story behind the stories of some of New Zealand’s most talented authors.


Booklovers will pause over the holiday season and recommence in March 2018




Meet the Authors


John Reynold's book, Writing Your First Novel, was created for aspiring writers of fiction in the New Zealand context and covers all the basic questions a new writer needs answered. Practical and easy to read, this is a book that new writers will return to again and again. John will share his experiences as a new fiction writer and read extracts from his latest novel, Robyn Hood Outlaw Princess.




Barry Ferguson's passion for plants, particularly flowers, began when he was a child. It was a passion that eventually landed him in Manhattan where he designed floral installations for David Rockefeller, Malcom Forbes, Steven Spielberg and many others.  His book, Flowers Are My Passport, explores his business and adventures in New York.



Thalia Henry  grew up in Karitane, Otago, amongst the rugged physical and psychological landscapes of the South Island high country which became the back drop for her debut novel; Beneath Pale Water. The novel follows three damaged individuals' search for identity and belonging and how it leads them into dangerous territory, threatening both their sanity and lives.


Where and When


 Events start at 10:30am and finish at 11:30am.



Everil Orr Village

63 Allendale Road, Mt Albert


Tuesday 10 October - John Reynolds

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Tuesday 13 March - Barry Ferguson

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Tuesday 10 April - Thalia Henry

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Lady Allum Village

20 Napoleon Ave, Milford


Thursday 19 October - John Reynolds

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Thursday 22 March - Barry Ferguson

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Thursday 19 April- Thalia Henry

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Meadowbank Village

154 Meadowbank Road, Meadowbank





Wednesday 28 March - Barry Ferguson

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Wednesday 25 April- Thalia Henry

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For more information, or to RSVP for an event, call 0800 333 688 or email



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