The Greatest "Wellington" Books of All Time

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Wellington

The "Wellington" category in books is likely to encompass a range of literary works that are either set in or connected to Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, or relate to the historical figure of Arthur Wellesley, the 1st Duke of Wellington. If the focus is on the city, this genre would include novels, travelogues, and historical accounts that explore the city's vibrant culture, picturesque landscapes, and rich history, from its Maori roots to its contemporary status as a hub of politics and art. Alternatively, if the category pertains to the Duke of Wellington, it would feature historical fiction, biographies, and military history books detailing his life, his role in the Napoleonic Wars, particularly the Battle of Waterloo, and his subsequent political career. Either way, the "Wellington" category promises readers an immersive dive into the essence of its namesake, be it the windswept hills and harbors of New Zealand's capital or the storied legacy of one of Britain's most esteemed military leaders.

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  1. 1. On Beauty by Zadie Smith

    This novel is a contemporary, multicultural exploration of family life, love, and identity. It follows the lives of two mixed-race families, the Belseys and the Kipps, who are linked by their shared professions in academia and a complex web of marital and extramarital relationships. The story is set against the backdrop of Wellington, a fictional New England town, and explores themes of race, class, and cultural clash. It also delves into the world of academia, examining the politics and conflicts that arise in that environment.

  2. 2. As The Earth Turns Silver by Alison Wong

    Set in early 20th century New Zealand, "As The Earth Turns Silver" is a historical novel that explores the complex relationships between Chinese immigrants and the European settlers. The story follows the lives of two characters, a Chinese immigrant named Yung, who works as a valet for a wealthy white family, and Katherine, the wife of the family's lawyer. As their lives intertwine, they navigate the societal prejudices and expectations of the time, while also confronting their own desires and secrets. Through their forbidden love affair, Wong delves into themes of identity, racism, and the struggle for acceptance in a changing world.

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