The New Zealand Novel 1860-1965
Robin Hyde. Those of you who know both Passport to Hell and Children of the Poor, will not need telling that there is a striking likeness between them in material and in basic approach. Robin Hyde and John Lee knew each other well. In his brief obituary notice for her in August 1939, Lee recalled his friend's career, and commented that "she left New Zealand because she wanted contact with those others in the world who were suffering, that she might make her own personal protest about injustice and oppression".