Real-life Charlotte Gray

“The exploits of Nancy Wake, who fought with the French Resistance, make the plot of the film Charlotte Gray look tame.” A new biography of NZ-born Wake by Peter Fitzsimons celebrates the life of the woman who ate caviar and Germans for breakfast. Dubbed “The White Mouse” by the Gestapo, Wake evaded capture for the duration of the war and now resides in London. See the fascinating NZEDGE hero story on Wake.  


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Barefoot Is a Way of Life in New Zealand

Barefoot Is a Way of Life in New Zealand

“I had just moved to New Zealand, at age 12, when a new friend suggested that we slip out to the corner store (dairy in New Zealand English) for some candy…