Andi C Buchanan's From a Shallow Grave

From Standing Room Only, 2:40 pm on 1 December 2019
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When pregnant 17-year-old Phyllis Symons's body was found buried in the construction site of Wellington's Mount Victoria Tunnel in 1931 her death and the subsequent trial of her boyfriend for murder were headline news. Her ghost is said to still haunt the Tunnel. 

Wellington-based writer Andi  Buchanan has taken that  story and fictionalised it, so that Phyllis' murder is not her legacy.

In From a Shadow Grave, Andi imagines three different outcomes for how Phyllis' story might have ended. It's published by Paper Road Press. Cynthia Morahan reads from the novella.