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6 books

1. The John A Lee Diaries 1936-1940. 1981 1st ed. Whitcoulls, Chch
John A Lee went to Borstal, became a tramp & WWI Soldier then a dynamic Member of Parliament
His diaries tell of events during the Depression & WWII plus NZ travels & people
237pp; b/w photos; index
D/jkt; 1 repaired tear rear; spine & part front sunned


2. If Cows Could Fly. Tales of Waimana. Elaine Bell. 2005 1st ed. Private publication
Reminiscences about early history of the district when local Maori marveled at the birth of a blonde baby & 10 years later at movies shown in the old Dairy Factory
Farming life in Waimana with interesting incidents & drawings interspersed with memories of parents, grandparents & their lives
94pp; b/w illusts; small crease fr cover corner


3. To the Is-Land. Janet Frame. An autobiography: Vol 1. (1983) 1986. Women’s Press, Auck
The author's childhood in a NZ Railway family of the 1920-30s in vivid detail. Winner: Sir James Wattie Book of the Year 1983
253pp; ex H/School Library usual stamps etc. Inside v/clean & tidy


4. The Envoy from Mirror City. Vol 3. Janet Frame. (1985) 1986. Century Hutchinson, Auck
The young woman, free at last of nightmare years in mental hospitals, journeys to Europe where all “real” writers must go
Her travels overseas & entry into the world of writers “the Mirror City”
176pp; ex Uni Book Exchange. Covers & prelims NOT good but inside clean


5. The Life & Times of a Brown Paper Bag. Kevin Milne. 2010 1st ed. Random House, Auck
Childhood, journalist; TV Fair Go presenter . 256pp; b/w & col photos


6. A Canterbury Tale. The Autobiography of Dr Francis Bennett. 1980 1st ed. OUP, Wgton
Tells of Sth Canterbury childhood, Dunedin Medical School, GP during the Depression in West Coast mining towns, then Christchurch.
He served in both World Wars. 249pp; b/w photos
D/jkt sl wear; spine sunned


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