Rosemary McLeod

Rosemary McLeod is a living legend of New Zealand letters as an author, journalist, columnist, social historian, and satirist. Her weekly column is syndicated in seven papers. Her last book was With Bold Needle and Thread. Rosemary was born in Masterton in 1949.

May 17, 2016

Joanna was raped. The rapist was caught and died in jail. She decided to tell his story

Rosemary McLeod reviews a powerful but strangely flat account of a journalist who decided to write a book about the low-life who raped her.

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Feb 18, 2016

Throwback Thursday: "Like an old boyfriend you remember fondly" – Rosemary McLeod on Gloss

Gloss creator Rosemary McLeod looks back at the 80s Kiwi drama that had a wealth of big hair, high heels and old money.

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Feb 3, 2016

'Dead we become the lumber of the world...' Rosemary McLeod reviews a new book on the New Zealand way of death

A new book on early New Zealand cemeteries has Rosemary McLeod pondering our place in the afterlife: 'We may cease to exist but we clog up the earth in death just as we do in life.'

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