Music and New Zealand. Sweet as …
“Sweet As : journeys in a New Zealand summer” by Garth Cartwright is a 2011 non-fiction book which has clearly been popular in the library, and I can heartily recommend it too.
An expatriate Kiwi named Garth Cartwright came home after having lived for 20 years in the United Kingdom, working as a critic and journalist and specialising in music, travel and arts. Garth decided, having written two previous travel books, to take a summer trip through New Zealand from top to bottom and write of his experiences, of meeting old and new friends, and reflect on the changes he sees as he travels.
He writes with humour and with a great deal of knowledge about past and current trends and tastes in the world of music and the arts. He also pokes a good few sticks and tells some tall stories along the way. I had never heard of Garth Cartwright before I read ‘Sweet As’ and I have no idea what he has been up to since 2010 but I wish him well and hope he may come back to Mount Roskill, where he was born and raised and write another funny and endearing book about NZ.
– Larry Gordon