Edwin and Matilda: An Unlikely Love Story

Author(s): Laurence Fearnley

Children's & YA

This beautifully written novel by Laurence Fearnley is about finding love in the most unlikely of places. Set in the southern South Island, it describes the unusual friendship formed between 62-year-old photographer Edwin and 22-year-old Matilda, whom he meets when shooting photographs for her wedding. Brought together, Edwin and Matilda embark on a search for Edwin's mother, a woman he has long believed dead. The journey involves a series of telling, sometimes agonising, discoveries by Edwin - all the while with Matilda by his side. Along the journey, Edwin and Matilda develop an increasingly intense relationship, one which grows in ways neither of them could possibly have predicted.


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Runner-up for Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Fiction Category 2008. Shortlisted for Nielsen BookData New Zealand Booksellers' Choice Award 2008.

This is Laurence Fearnley's fifth novel and her fourth for Penguin. The others have been Delphine's Run, Butler's Ringlet and Degrees of Separation. Laurence is regarded as one of the best young writers ever to go through the Bill Manhire creative writing MA course at Victoria University. Her first novel, Room, was shortlisted for the Montana Award. She was awarded a 2004 Artists to Antarctica Fellowship. She is the 2007 Robert Burns Fellow at Otago University.

General Fields

  • : 9780143007395
  • : Penguin Group New Zealand, Limited
  • : Penguin Books (NZ)
  • : 0.218
  • : July 2007
  • : 200x130mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : October 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Laurence Fearnley
  • : Paperback
  • : 1st Edition
  • : Very Good
  • : 240
  • : Modern fiction