Praise for Out of the Shadows - The Life of Millicent Baxter:


“Millicent Baxter definitely deserves to come out of the shadows and into the sun…Penny Griffith is to be highly commended for taking on this project…[Millicent] lived to be 96 and died in 1984; not at all a long time ago – she’s almost our contemporary but stretches back into the Victorian world…This is a fantastic resource book and research would make a great film – who are we going to get to play her!?” Harry Ricketts, Radio New Zealand on ‘Nine to Noon’ 28 March 2016


“This excellent book packs a real punch in introducing readers to the life of this very formidable woman…This is a book that succeeds wonderfully in giving the reader a complete picture of its subject, the research is impeccable and the illustrations complement the narrative. It is easy to read and its subject is a most engaging lady who had a life full of adventure, challenges, hardship and blessings, a lady who lived life as if every minute counted…Penny Griffith has done a great job in bringing Millicent Baxter, perhaps the least known member of her family, to life and has ensured that her story can be heard. Every Secondary School in New Zealand needs a copy of this book available for students to read.” Marion Dreadon, Booksellers Assn of New Zealand:


“Quite an amazing book; it is so comprehensive…For the first time I feel I have got a complete picture of this whole family; an in-depth picture of them. I now feel I really know Millicent and that’s what you have achieved… Everyone, everyone should read this book.” Radio Interview with Ruth Todd:


“I am devouring your book. It is excellent” - Martin Tolich, Professor of History, University of Otago.


“To be welcomed is this biography by Penny Griffith, which painstakingly traces the life of a woman who deserted the right side of the tracks to settle down with a rabbiter...Providing much detail, Griffith has portrayed well the characteristics of a woman whose personality cannot be easily pigeonholed.”  Clarke Isaacs, Otago Daily Times: