What Lies Beneath (OUP) 2014

A memoir of love lost and found, of the search for identity, and the enduring nature of love.


‘Has the immediacy and intimacy of good fiction… a book of pleasing mixtures, close ups and long shots, the personal set against the public.’ David Hill. Book notes


‘Written with lean elegance and taut energy… Highly recommended. Christopher Moore. Listener


‘Carefully considered and crafted prose, without high drama, sentiment or rancour… Many of the “grand challenges” of human relationships are addressed with sensitive and profound insight.’ Willie Campbell. Otago Daily Times 


‘Sandys is an attentive, lucid, modest writer…, She has been an observer or participant in some of the most significant moments and movements of New Zealand writing. She has recorded our culture, aspirations, identity. Lets hope there’ll be another memoir to supplement this eloquent story.’ David Hill. NZ Herald 





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