To The White Gate

In a park in an antipodean city in the 1930s a teenaged boy starts work as an apprentice nurseryman. It’s an idyllic world. Patient and unhurried with a pace as predictable as the seasons. A miniature version of the pre-war colonial empire lying just beyond the park gates. But as secure as the park may seem it can’t protect anyone least of all Tommy from the changing world outside.

To The White Gate, 9780473297145, Robert Philip Bolton


To The White Gate - To The White Gate, 9780473297145
To The White Gate, 9780473297145
To The White Gate
In a park in an antipodean city in the 1930s a teenaged boy starts work as an apprentice nurseryman.
It’s an idyllic world. Patient and unhurried, with a pace as predictable as the seasons. A miniature version of the pre-war colonial empire lying just beyond the park gates. But as secure as the park may seem it can’t protect anyone, least of all Tommy, from the changing world outside.
There’s a war coming. An unwanted baby and heartbreaking changes at home.
Through it all the park is a constant. A companion, a teacher, a home and a friend.
With it he grows, learning wisdom and patience, as the park brings him friendship, love, knowledge and family. Friendships that will take him far away from home; family that will nurture him throughout his life; and the knowledge to finally understand the park’s mysterious white gate.

‘The pace is like sitting in a garden in the sun…’
‘The writing is lovely.’
‘…a quiet, gentle book.’
‘An excellent Book Club choice.’
‘Beautifully written, emotionally evocative…’
‘…can’t recommend it highly enough.’
  • ISBN: 9780473297145
  • Published: March 2019
  • Pages: 229
  • Dimensions: 210x148mm
Soft cover Soft cover
NZ$ 35.00



Used expressions:To The White Gate To The White Gate, 9780473297145, Robert Philip Bolton,In a park in an antipodean city in the 1930s a teenaged boy starts work as an apprentice nurseryman. It’s an idyllic world. Patient and unhurried with a pace as predictable as the seasons. A miniature version of the pre-war colonial empire lying just beyond the park gates. But as secure as the park may seem it can’t protect anyone least of all Tommy from the changing world outside.

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