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This is an auction for BLACK BEECH & HONEYDEW: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Ngaio Marsh.

"What sort of person is Ngaio Marsh, whose detective novels have made her name known throughout the world? With all the insight and sense of style her readers have come to expect of her. Miss Marsh reveals in this delightful autobiography the influences and the environment that have shaped her personality. This is a sensitive account of Ngaio Marsh's childhood and adolescence in Christchurch and the establishment of her theatre and writing careers both there and in the United Kingdom. It captures all the joys, fears and hopes of a spirited young girl growing up and transmits as well an artist's gradual awareness of the special flavour of life in New Zealand and the individual character of its landscape. Other chapters provide insights into self, career and country from a mature but no less refreshing viewpoint. Here, too, are glimpses of the author of top-selling detective fiction at work. Travel experiences in search of new settings and amusing anecdotes from the crime writer's world of literary luncheons, television interviews, quiz shows and lecture tours are contrasted with the serious business of plotting, researching and writing over thirty successful thrillers. Ngaio Marsh's life has been a full one; this personal record of it is poised, unpretentious, thoughtful and often moving. This is one of the most distinguished books to come from this unusually gifted New Zealand writer, and certainly the most charming."

Paperback 1966.

287 pages + photographs.

Good condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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