‘Addressed to Greta’ wins NZ Booklovers Award!

‘Addressed to Greta’ wins NZ Booklovers Award!


. . . and the team at Bateman Books couldn’t be more thrilled!

Fiona Sussman’s heartwarming, funny and fabulous story follows bumbling-yet-loveable central protagonist Greta Jellings as she is thrust out of her comfort zone and onto the trip of a lifetime. An unusual bequest sees Greta leave behind everything she knows and venture literally into the unknown ― each destination on her global itinerary only revealed to her on the eve of her departure. Here, she discovers a great deal about the wider world, her fellow humans and about herself. Addressed to Greta is a wholly satisfying holiday read and the perfect literary antidote for these travel-starved times.

From the judges’ comments: ‘You must meet Greta, one of the most well-realised and endearing figures in recent New Zealand fiction’.

Extracts from some of the reviews of Addressed to Greta:

‘An irresistible heroine and a funny, compelling read.’ Catherine Chidgey

 ‘This entertaining and uplifting tale will make you smile with recognition and tug at your heart, the perfect reminder that it is never too late to take on adventure and embrace the unknown.’ Laurence Fearnley

 ‘. . . novel of the year!’ Ruth Todd, Plains FM

‘A beautifully crafted tale.’ Andrew Whiteside

 ‘. . . the sort of global self-empowerment travelogue that screams for a big-budget screen adaptation . . . a perfect beach read for stuck-at-home travellers.’ Kete Books

 ‘Greta’s trip is a lens through which we can all learn new things.’ Read Close

 ‘If what you are hoping for is a warm, charming and funny summer read, then Addressed to Greta is going to deliver.’ New Zealand Woman’s Weekly


Addressed to Greta is the first adult fiction title to be published by Bateman, and it most certainly won’t be the last, with a varied list of great fiction titles already in the pipeline for the future.

Addressed to Greta by Fiona Sussman (Bateman Books; $34.99). Available from all good book stores.

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