Author(s): Francesca Price
In The Good Life journalist and TV presenter Francesca Price offers a positive guide to a greener, cheaper and more sustainable life in New Zealand. She covers the ethical issues in a wide range of everyday subjects including shopping, parenting, food, building and renovating, holidays and community life. Each chapter includes interviews with well-known Kiwis who are looking for the greener options in life: David Trubridge talks about his approach to furniture design, Kay Baxter shares her wisdom on gardening and self-sufficient living, Laurie Foon tells of her determination to make fashion more sustainable. There are comments from celebrity greenies including Robyn Malcolm and Keisha Castle-Hughes. A key selling point of the book is the inclusion of websites and details for recommended suppliers, enabling instant access to more information. Full-colour photographs throughout make this an attractive and inspirational guide.
Francesca Price is an environmental journalist, presenter of TV3's Wasted! and founder and former editor of Good magazine. She spent 12 years in the UK working across many of the BBC's flagship shows including Watchdog, Food and Drink and Holiday. More recently she has written for The Guardian, The Times and several British magazines. In 2005 Fran returned home to New Zealand with her partner and two young children to enjoy a simpler, greener way of life in West Auckland.