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Peter Simpson is an Auckland writer, editor and curator. His book Bloomsbury South: The Arts in Christchurch 1933-53 was published by Auckland University in 2016. Peter was born in Takaka in 1942.
Peter Simpson writes exclusively for the Spinoff about his new, much talked-about book on the all-painting, all-chattering intelligentsia of Christchurch in the 1930s.
All week this week we feature 10 readers who choose their favourite books of 2015. Come in, expert number four: Peter Simpson.
Are you feeling up to the challenge of taking on all 688 pages of the novel that won this year's Man Booker Prize?