The Godwits Fly

Robin Hyde, edited by Patrick Sandbrook

‘Originally published in 1938, The Godwits Fly has lost nothing through the passage of time. Hyde’s writing, put simply, is a pleasure to read. Her lyrical prose is spellbinding, her characters full-bodied, and the themes she explores provoke thought well beyond the covers of the novel.’ – Steve Scott, The Press


A reissue of a New Zealand classic novel, with an extensive introduction by Patrick Sandbrook, one of the group of scholars working on the Hyde project. Strongly autobiographical, The Godwits Fly vividly evokes the complexities of family life and the intensely felt world of a single-minded young woman in Wellington in the 1930s.



Robin Hyde (1906–1939) was a major New Zealand poet, novelist and journalist.


December 2001, 210 x 148 mm, 260 pages
Paperback, ISBN 9781869402457, $34.99