Nature does it best-



A wonderful windy day at Balmain.


So busy-


So busy- promoting the book-& doing some research for the sequel- a B/D coming up too fast-where did all those years go? But- how lucky have I been-loving friends- a family of great diversity- unique hometown-2 beautiful birth &; adult life countries-




ROSAMUND DALLOW was born in Napier, New Zealand. Her career has spanned many fields, including ballet, as dancer, teacher, lecturer, broadcaster and writer. She has studied flamenco in Spain, trained as an actor and performed in theatre, and on radio and TV. She taught English and small business in the newly independent East Timor, and sang with the choir for the opening of the Sydney Olympics. Rosamund is widely travelled, is passionate about the environment, loves history and speaking other languages, snorkels whenever possible, and is currently working on a sequel to Broken Rhythms.


Broken Rhythms is an absolutely riveting read, beautifully constructed, compulsively fascinating and a real page turner. I love the characterisation, the fascinating settings and the absorbing subject matter. I have recommended it to all my friends.— Mal Fisher, Writer

Broken Rhythms is a fast-paced and emotionally charged read. Through the compelling emotional lives of its characters, the novel provides a unique insight into the social and political history of New Zealand in the 20th Century.

— Lucy T Smith , Botanical artist


Broken Rhythms is a powerful saga covering seven decades of history.
The characters move between the fault lines of self and the land beneath as they search for fulfilment.
Beth, beautiful and ambitious, Jeffrey the Australian, who follows her back to New Zealand and wins his prize, Laura, their daughter, who rebels at the path laid out for her, Louis, the poet with too many secrets, and Mick, his destructive friend, all cross paths on their personal journeys.
Through their stories weaves the scarred Beryl, hiding her heart’s tragedy until she meets Wiremu, a man of his Maori tribe. His serenity and grace help her to right a great wrong.
All live through turbulent times in an unpredictable environment, experiencing the impacts of two world wars, a major earthquake, and post-war social upheaval.


Broken Rhythms can be ordered from Rosamund’s website
The cost is AUD25-plus postage.
In Australia, it is available from Gleebooks , 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, Sydney NSW ph 02 9660 2333
and Abbey’s Bookshop, 131 York St Sydney NSW (opposite the Queen Victoria Building.) Ph 02 9264 3111 For Ph Contact outside Sydney- call 1800 4 books
It is also available as an e-book from books/view/461206

who is in Sydney this evening??


If it’s you-the reader- please go to the Sapore Restaurant in the Italian plaza- Norton St Leichhardt-for the 2nd print launch of Broken Rhythms.Author Rosamund Dallow-moi! and emerging writer Katherine Delaney will discuss the thorny path of producing a book,

Author with historian-

Author with historian-NZ

the audience is welcome to join in-there’ll be a reading & book signing- & for $10 entry you get a glass of wine & Italian nibbles- so- do I see you there? The more the merrier-(that’s possibly yet another Bill Shakespeare quote- can’t get away from him-)

Bastille Day-le Quatorze Juillet 1789


Vive La France! but I didn’t always feel that way.I think that many Kiwis remember the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior in a New Zealand harbour-an act of terrorism against a sovereign country,and an ally that lost many of its men to the terrible war zones in France – an act that caused the loss of a man’s life-and the subsequent humiliating terms NZ was forced to accept.Long ago, I know- but the shadow remains.
But- the sun is shining, & I will probably sing the French national anthem tonight-What a great tune!

A busy week-


working to get the 2nd print of my book ready, with a talk event Tuesday week-seeing good friends-

and feeling deeply for the poor souls on the seas looking for  sanctuary. What have we become, in this mighty country?