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4 x NZ biographies, very good condition; 3 hard covers; 1 s/cover


1. An Artist's Daughter. With Christopher Perkins in NZ 1929-34. Jane Garrett. 1986 1st ed. Shoal Bay, Auck
The author was 13 when she came to Wellington from England with her family. Her father became an Art Instructor at Wellington Technical College. The story of the family in Wellington and Rotorua in the Depression Years
Photos of some paintings & drawings done by her father incl Guide Rangi
192pp; b/w photos; s/covers


2. The Envoy from Mirror City. Janet Frame. 1985 1st UK ed. The Women’s Press, London
The 3rd volume of her autobiography
The young woman, free at last of the nightmare years in mental hospitals, embarks on the journey to Europe where all “real” writers must of course go
Describes her travels overseas & entry into the world of writers - “the Mirror City”
176pp; v/sl foxing on closed page edges
D/jkt, v/gd


3. Finding Connections. PJ Kavanagh. 1990 1st ed, Hutchinson, London
The story of a search in Australia, Tasmania and NZ for his great grandfather from Ireland. Also a delve into Irishness
216pp; b/w photos; index; v/sl foxing on closed page edges
D/jkt, v/gd


4. Simple on a Soapbox. John A Lee. 1964 1st ed. Collins, London
Political memoirs which tell the “inside story” of his expulsion from the Labour Party & tells of events which some had sought to cover-up
285pp; b/w photos; closed page edges sl browned
No d/jkt




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