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Life as a Novel: A Biography of Maurice Shadbolt -1973-2004: 2

Life as a Novel: A Biography of Maurice Shadbolt -1973-2004: 2 (Paperback)

By Temple, Philip

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Through his fiction, non-fiction and international journalism, Maurice Shadbolt played a leading role in projecting New Zealand to the world throughout the second half of the 20th century. In Volume Two Philip Temple tells of Shadbolt's epic coverage of the W.B. Sutch spy trial, ...his journalistic probes into the Arthur Allan Thomas case and the Erebus disaster, and his involvement in protests against the 1981 Springbok rugby tour. He tells of Shadbolt's demolition of the myths surrounding the Gallipoli campaign with his ground-breaking play Once on Chunuk Bair and subsequent documentary work. He tells of Shadbolt's growing stature as a novelist which produced such works as the unique The Lovelock Version and culminated in his New Zealand Wars trilogy, begun with the now New Zealand classic, Season of the Jew. Philip Temple also concludes the story of Shadbolt's fraught personal life as, by the end, he had been married four times and been involved in many affairs. It is a fascinating but ultimately tragic story about a man who had become New Zealand's most well-known and controversial author.
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ISBN 9781927305706
Published NZ 15 Mar 2021
Publisher David Ling Publishing Limited
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781927305706
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Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher David Ling Publishing Limited
Imprint David Ling Publishing Limited
Published 15 Mar 2021
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Temple, Philip
Category Novels, Other Prose & Writers
Biography & Autobiography: Literary
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages Not specified
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Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
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NBS Text Biography: Literary
ONIX Text General/trade