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Max Gate
Author: Damien Wilkins

ISBN: 9781910709139
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 6 June 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.8 x 1.4
The story of Thomas Hardy's death told by his housemaid Nellie.

1928. As Thomas Hardy lies on his death bed at his Dorset home, Max Gate, a tug-of-war is taking place over his legacy ... and the eventual fate of his mortal remains. What counts for more: the wishes of his family and dutiful second wife, Florence? the opinion of his literary friends? Hardy's own express desires? or "the will of the nation"?

Narrated with wit and brutal honesty by housemaid Nellie Titterington, 'Max Gate' is both an entertaining insight into the eccentricities of a writer's life, and a raw, intriguing tale of torn loyalty, ownership and jealousy.

About the Author

Damien Wilkins is one of New Zealand's leading writers, the author of seven novels, including the New Zealand Book Award-winning 'The Miserables', and 'The Fainter', which was shortlisted for both the Montana New Zealand Book Awards and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. In 2013 he became the Director of the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington. Wilkins completed his ...

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