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The Goose Bath. Poems. Janet Frame. 2006 1st edition. Vintage, Auckland
Foreword: Pamela Gordon; Introduction: Bill Manhire; Afterword: Denis Harold

Janet Frame had a large bowl, which had once been used by geese to bathe in, and here she kept her poetry manuscripts. She sometimes mentioned “I’ve been looking through the goose bath ..” hence the title of this book – her second volume of poetry.
This book was published after her death and contains many and varied poems

Some titles are:
The Tom Cat which Sargeson Refused to have Neutered
Fleas are Fleas
Eater of Crayfish
Pictures Never Painted, Music Never Composed
The Earthquake City
It all Happened; It was Yesterday
The Turquoise Bird ….

221pp; little b/w illustrations; indexes of first lines and of titles; notes on the poems; hard covers, gilt lettering; very good condition; previous owner’s bookplate pasted ffep
Dust jacket; very good condition

This first edition is not easy to find
I am selling this copy for a charity
Poetry Winner Montana Book Awards 2007

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