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.




Meet the Authors



Christine Curtis’s latest book, Exits and Entrances, is the story of the Chapel of St Stephen the Martyr on the Whangaparoa Peninsula, north of Auckland. The story of this little church is told through the eyes of Amelia and Charles against the backdrop of two world wars, a flu epidemic and the Depression. The tale entertains and enlightens us about this little piece of our history. 



Helen McNeil's novel A Striking Truth explores the forces of globalisation versus local community. The story is set against the backdrop of the 1986 Tasman Pulp and Paper strike and told from the perspective of five fictionalised characters. Helen witnessed firsthand the devastating affect the strike had on Kawerau and met with key players on both sides of the conflict to research her book.



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.


Where and When


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


Everil Orr Village

Mt Albert Bridge Club, Councillors Dr


Tuesday 15 August - Christine Curtis

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Tuesday 12 September - Helen McNeil

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Tuesday 10 October - John Reynolds

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Lady Allum Village

20 Napoleon Ave, Milford


Thursday 24 August - Christine Curtis

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Tuesday 21 September - Helen McNeil

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Thursday 19 October - John Reynolds

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Meadowbank Village

148-168 Meadowbank Road, Meadowbank







Meadowbank Booklovers will recommence March 2018

once our new community centre has been completed 

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


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