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This is an auction for MARVELLOUS CODES: THE FICTION OF MARGARET MAHY, edited by Elizabeth Hale & Sarah Fiona Winters.

"Story and fantasy have many functions in our lives, but one of the functions is to mediate between us and naked existence, to nudge us back into a state of astonishment from which we can also easily retreat, as well as providing places to stand, strong places in an overwhelming world. And when, pushed by no matter what sort of force from outside, we fall into the cracks in the structure, we immediately start to compose stories to bridge the crack or fill it in so we can walk out of it safely."
- Margaret Mahy

"Margaret Mahy is one of the great New Zealand writers. Marvellous Codes focuses on Mahys novels for young adults. Leading local and international scholars explore some of the multifarious themes of Margaret Mahy's extraordinary young adult novels. Essays include:

* Solid All the Way Through: Margaret Mahys Ordinary Witches

* Telling Stories of Desire: The Power of Authorship in The Changeover and The Amber Spyglass

* Gardening in Eden: Margaret Mahys Postcolonial Ghosts and the New Zealand Landscape.

Victoria University Press paperback 2005.

264 pages.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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