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The Larnachs

The Larnachs (EPUB ebook – Main)

By Marshall, Owen

Based on a real love triangle, this fascinating novel is by one of New Zealand's most-loved respected authors. 'Dougie's story and mine is not told in the history of William Larnach. It is our private journey, and only we understand how it came about; only we know the fitness ...and the wonder of it.' William James Mudie Larnach's name resonates in New Zealand history - the politician and self-made man who built the famous 'castle' on Otago Peninsula. In 1891, after the death of his first two wives, he married the much younger Constance de Bathe Brandon. But the marriage that began with such happiness was to end in tragedy. The story of the growing relationship between Conny and William's younger son, Dougie, lies at the heart of Owen Marshall's subtle and compelling new novel. The socially restrictive world of late nineteenth-century Dunedin and Wellington springs vividly to life as Marshall traces the deepening love between stepmother and stepson, and the slow disintegration of the domineering yet vulnerable figure of Larnach himself. Can love ever really be its own world, free of morality and judgement and scandal? Moving, thought-provoking and superbly written, The Larnachs is a memorable piece of fiction from one of our wisest authors.
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ISBN 9781869794989
Published 26 Aug 2011
Publisher Penguin
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781869794989
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Random House New Zealand
Published 26 Aug 2011
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format EPUB ebook – Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Marshall, Owen
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Modern Fiction
Romantic Fiction
Romantic Fiction: Historical
Historical Fiction
True Stories
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 293
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 820
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Larnach, William James Mudie
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade