This Blessed House
Gore, Da Vella
Published by The Caxton Press, New Zealand (1989). Da Vella is an established New Zealand artist, whose paintings hang in board rooms, institutions and homes throughout New Zealand, the United States and England. Impulsive by nature, she set out one day to buy a pound of butter and returned instead with teh materials from a historic Catholic Church, arranging to transport them 500 kilometres acoss a mountain pass to her building site at Lake Hayes. This is an extraordinary story of how a vision became reality. The story of the close bond between mother and son, and their triumphs over difficulties is told with warmth and humour. This true and unusual story of homemaking the hard way records the realisation of an almost impossible dream.
Second hand Paperback

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