Profile: John Hicks

About This Author

John Hicks is the published author of two non-fiction memoirs - 'Pizzles in Paradise' and 'A Wander in Vetland' - which hinge mostly on his experiences as a veterinary surgeon in England and New Zealand. He has also published veterinary articles in magazines and was, for several years, a columnist for the Southland Times newspaper. 'She Bid Me Take Love Easy' is, essentially, an English novel and a complete departure from his earlier books. His empathy for his protagonists, Frederick Lugard and Daniel Page, is deeply rooted in his own English, public school education - one which both these men shared. It is an exploration of the consequences a strict, single sex upbringing can have on men’s subsequent relationships with women

This Author's Books

John Hicks is an English trained vet who has spent much of his working life in rural New Zealand. On one level A Wander in Vetland is an insider’s look at his changing profession. Hicks's entertaining anecdotes mark a fond farewell to “Herriotism”: the da....
ISBN: 9781786101570
Published: 23 September 2015
Pizzles in Paradise is well-known Southland vet John Hicks's collection of anecdotes from more than 30 years of tending to bird, beast and pet-owner. It ranges from the wilds of New Zealand to the Yorkshire Dales, from the Scottish Highlands to the fjords....
ISBN: 9781786973627
Published: 12 October 2016
Daniel Page, a sexually naïve young man, is disturbed by the shifting standards of morality he encounters at university in the swinging 60s. He becomes infatuated with Angela Hartland, a sensuous, liberated medical student; but she, alarmed by the depth o....
ISBN: 9781785107900
Published: 11 May 2015