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This is an auction for SOMETHING FOR THE BIRDS by Jacqueline Fahey.

“Something for the Birds is an unusual and engaging memoir by a well-known artist and personality. She traces her roots from her childhood in Timaru and back to her Irish ancestors, her bohemian life as a student and her marriage to celebrated psychiatrist Fraser McDonald. Jacqueline Fahey has always lived flamboyantly and courageously, and her crucial position as a painter in the vanguard of feminism since the early 1960s is clear without being made an excuse for self-importance. Something for the Birds is packed with stories, often hilarious and tragic together, and with constantly fizzing wit and style. It is extraordinarily lively, amusing, sad and utterly readable. Brilliantly illustrated by the author.”

From Wikipedia:

"Jacqueline Mary Fahey ONZM (born 1929) is a New Zealand painter and writer. Born in Timaru, Fahey was educated at Teschemakers, a now-closed Catholic boarding school for girls, near Oamaru. She then studied at the Canterbury University College School of Art, graduating with a Diploma of Fine Arts in 1952. She has been an active painter since the 1960s, and has written two memoirs: Something for the Birds (2006) and Before I Forget (2012). Fahey taught at the Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland in the 1980s and 1990s. She was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to art in the 1997 New Year Honours. In 2013, she received an Arts Foundation Icon Award, the Foundation's highest honour..."

Auckland University Press paperback 2012.

208 pages.

Photographs and other illustrations throughout.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

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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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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