The story of the few months the author and his wife spent working together as servants
for a wealthy old couple in their large home of faded glory in The Little Boltons,
one of London's most desirable addresses. $20.00
Also available here from Amazon.com. $US16.50
My Marian Year is a fictionalised autobiography of a ten-
Like 'The Whalerider', with which it has been favourably compared, this is a simple but compelling story from New Zealand with mystical qualities from a Maori cultural perspective. $13.50
This book combines the entire contents of the three short story collections below which can each be bought separately. $23.50
Written in Modest Mussorgsky’s own voice as he guides a young companion around the picture exhibition which inspired him to write the suite of music he called 'Pictures at an Exhibition'. $7.50
Fifteen short stories set in Auckland at various times. $20.00
Seventeen short stories about New Zealand and New Zealanders. $20.00
Each of these forty 'miniature' short stories contains only 500 words and can therefore be read in just two or three minutes. $20.00
'...Bolton clearly marks himself out as one of New Zealand's most readable short story writers.'
New. ‘To The White Gate’. Available now.
‘Dreamers’. A FREE musical comedy script that’s infinitely
flexible, adaptable and adjustable to suit any available talent.
Ideal for amateur and community theatre groups and high schools to ensure maximum
possible involvement by all members regardless of ability.
And it’s FREE
Dreamers is an infinitely flexible, adaptable and adjustable musical comedy play in four acts. It’s ‘flexible’, ‘adaptable’ and ‘adjustable’ because while there is a plot with true acting parts with dialogue — for six females and six males — it has been written in such a way that it can be contrived by the director to suit and show off various other theatrical talents (singing, dancing, ballet, music, indeed anything) of the cast, and the wider company, whatever they may be. There is also plenty of opportunity to enhance the individual performances with support artists (chorus, dancers, Maori and Pasifika cultural groups, group and solo musicians, even other theatrical performers such as acrobats and jugglers) depending entirely on the director’s desires and the talent available.
This flexibility makes it ideal for amateur and community theatre groups and societies
A PDF file of Dreamers is available FREE and without obligation to amateur community theatre groups and societies, and to high schools, provided only that if they choose to stage it the author is advised of performance dates and venues and is acknowledged in the programme, advertising and promotions.
Download a preview of Act 1 and then, if you’re interested, e-
About To the White Gate
In a park in an antipodean city in the 1930s a teenaged boy starts work as an apprentice nurseryman.
It's an idyllic world. Patient and unhurried, with a pace as predictable as the seasons.
A miniature version of the pre-
There's a war coming. An unwanted baby and heartbreaking changes at home.
Through it all the park is a constant. A companion, a teacher, a home and a friend.
With it he grows, learning wisdom and patience, as the park brings him friendship, love, knowledge and family. Friendships that will take him far away from home; family that will nurture him throughout his life; and the knowledge to finally understand the park's mysterious white gate.