In 1918, from deep within the West Coast bush, a miner on the run from the military wrote a letter to his sweetheart. Two months later he was in jail. Like millions of others, his letter had been steamed open by a team of censors shrouded in secrecy. Using confiscated mail as a starting point, Between the Devil and the Sea reveals the remarkable hidden history of nine writers caught in the web of wartime surveillance. From suspected spies to rebel workers, this riveting history from below brings the New Zealand home front to life like never before.
Forthcoming, to be published in 2019