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HOLDING ON TO HOME, TE PAPA PRESS

DESIGNING A BOOK ABOUT WAR

BY LEIGH STOCKTON, AUGUST 12, 2014 @ 11 AM

“Flicking through Holding on to Home: New Zealand Stories and Objects of the First World War ($49.99, from Te Papa Press) is like taking a peek into your grandmother’s diary, with crumpled theatre tickets, love letters, a knitting pattern and other precious memories to be found between the covers. A closer look shows carefully curated objects from the Great War era, sourced by authors Kate Hunter and Kirstie Ross from museums and archives across the country. Each object has a story to tell about Kiwis’ lives during the war, from soldiers on the front line to families back home.

The book’s designer Anna Egan-Reid talks us through creating something bright and lively, while still respecting the struggles of war.”

To continue reading the Idealog interview with Anna Egan-Reid click here

Sophia Egan-Reid