New Katherine Mansfield Audio CD by KMS member Susannah Fullerton

4 October 2009

Published 5th October 2009


An exploration of the writer's life through her

journals, letters and stories

Single CD:  £9.99 + p&p


Susannah Fullerton explores the writer's life

through her letters, journals and stories


Katherine Mansfield was born in 1888 in Wellington, New Zealand. Her life was a short one, but in her 34 years she wrote some of the finest short stories in English and helped to shape the modern short story. Virginia Woolf and D H Lawrence were greatly influenced by her works. Katherine's personal life was controversial and traumatic - there were lovers, quarrels, a pregnancy outside of marriage, divorce and lack of money - but she found in her own problems the inspiration for her great stories about alienation and loneliness. Suffering from tuberculosis, she spent her last years in a desperate search for health, fighting a tragic battle against time to write the stories she knew were in her before the illness killed her. Katherine Mansfield is New Zealand's finest writer, yet her stories are universal.

Susannah Fullerton is a New Zealander who was introduced to the stories of Katherine Mansfield by her mother and was soon hooked. She went on to train in speech and drama and to do a post-graduate degree in English Literature.  She is a well-known speaker and performer on the lives and works of great writers. President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia since 1995, she has published two books about Jane Austen  and is the author of  Brief Encounters: Literary Travellers in Australia. Susannah has regularly appeared on TV and radio in New Zealand and Australia and her Literary Tours to the UK are booked out every year.  As author, performer and literary expert, Susannah loves to share her passion for Katherine Mansfield and her marvellous short stories.

The extracts from Katherine's letters and journals are read by Kirsty Hamilton.    Kirsty grew up in Karori- Wellington and graduated from Toi Whakaari - The New Zealand Drama School - in 1992. Since then she has worked as an actress in theatre, film and television and also as a director and teacher for the Shakespeare Globe Centre of New Zealand, The National Youth Drama School and a variety of Performing Arts centres and youth theatres. Kirsty currently lives and works in London.

The music for solo ‘cello was composed and performed by Andrew Gower.  Andrew studied composition with Paul Patterson and Roderick Watkins, specialising in electronic music, and is a member of the Music Department at Canterbury Christ Church University.

The picture of Katherine Mansfield on the front cover is used by courtesy of Janine Renshaw-Beauchamp. It is set against a postcard of Days Bay, Wellington

Track 1:        Introduction                                Track 7:        The Sister              

Track 2;        The Child                                    Track 8:        The Invalid             

Track 3:        The Young Lady                           Track 9:        The Writer

Track 4:        The Rebel                                   Track 10:      The Patient

Track 5:        The Wife                                    Track 11:      The After Life

Track 6:        The Mistress

CC015                    ISBN   978-0-9558752-4-3

There is a full list of all Crimson Cats titles on the web site where you can also hear a short audio extract from each book

Where to Buy "Finding Katherine Mansfield". Please note special addresses for NZ and Australian purchasers.

Finding Katherine Mansfield  (Crimson Cats Audio Book Ref. CC015) can be ordered in different currencies from the following:

Crimson Cats Audio Books

The Red Cottage,

The Street,


Harleston, Norfolk IP20 9NN   UK

Ph. +44 (0) 1379 854 888


Cost UK£9.99, plus post and packing (UK: £1.75,   Europe £2.75, Outside Europe (£4.00).  Payment via Paypal (on the web site) or UK sterling cheque by post.


Susannah Fullerton

26 Macdonald St,

Paddington, NSW 2021


Ph. +61 (0) 2 9380 5894


Cost A$25.00 plus A$2.00 P & P within Australia. (Payment via cheque or money order)


Ashley Wilson

41 Baddeley Ave


Auckland 5

New Zealand


Ph. +64 (0) 9 521 0112

Cost NZ$28.00 plus NZ$2.00 P & P within New Zealand. (Payment via cheque or money order)