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One of Ben's

Shadbolt, Maurice

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ISBN 10: 0908990197 / ISBN 13: 9780908990191
Editorial: David Ling Publishing, Auckland, 1994
Condición: VG+ Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Maurice Shadbolt's autobiography/family history was much acclaimed when first published in 1993, winning as much acclaim as had his earlier novels and short stories. While his own life as author, traveller and man of many parts alone was intensely interesting, by skillfully weaving in the family history with its characters as engrossing and varied as any in his works of fiction, he produced a masterpiece. These began with his Shadbolt ancestor sentenced to transportation to the Australian penal colony and surviving the hell-hole on Norfolk Island. This was Benjamin who later became a prominant NZ citizen, businessman and embraced the church. The characters that followed from his family included a boxer, a sawmiller given to law suites, a nursing sister e who served in the Spanish Civil War. His telling of their story, and his own, is laced with anecdotes, humour, drama and incidents galore. A great book from a distinguished NZ literary figure. This seconds revised and corrected edition published in card covers in 1994. 313 pages, 18 b/w photos centrally located. Colour art front cover by Jeff fisher VG+, ditto text block, no inscriptions. N° de ref. de la librería 003228

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Título: One of Ben's

Editorial: David Ling Publishing, Auckland

Año de publicación: 1994

Encuadernación: Card Covers

Ilustrador: Photos

Condición del libro:VG+

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket

Edición: Second, Revised

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It was old Ben Shadbolt, who burgled a Hertfordshire drapery in 1845, who started it. By way of a terrible prison term in Australia he rose to be a pillar of the community and racehorse breeder, dedicated churchman and squire of the New Zealand settlement of Duvauchelle by 1860 - not to mention fathering fifteen children, in addition to the legitimate ones back in England. The Shadbolts consistently demonstrated a propensity for copious and single-minded action, dabbling in litigation and left-wing politics. After a lively but somewhat luckless career as a journalist and film-maker at home, the author travelled in China and the Soviet states during the Cold War. In Spain and London his first book was written and published. Maurice Shadbolt is the author of "The Maori Wars Trilogy", and was awarded the CBE for services to literature in 1989.

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