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This is an auction for MORE WELLINGTON DAYS by Pat Lawlor.

"When Pat Lawlor, journalist and bookman, began to dip into his boyhood diaries not even he guessed at first the full extent of the riches he was to find. The happy outcome of his first delvings was 'Old Wellington Days', a book which was so warmly welcomed throughout the country that it was out of print a few months after publication. When he delved further, into diaries and into memories and archives, he produced a manuscript which, it was immediately obvious to those who read the first drafty would be even better than its predecessor. The result is MORE Wellington DAYS, a book that presents in words and pictures exciting, humorous and thoughtful vignettes of fifty and sixty years ago. Although the scene is Wellington , if differs little from what any boy may have seen and experienced in other parts of the country - in Sydney or London even, for that matter. The scope and interest of the book for the general reader have been widened by an entertaining chapter on the famous old magazine The Triad important additions to Katherine Mansfield associations with the city of her birth, and some hitherto unpublished poetry, while the chapter on Murphy the rat-catcher, the story of the Wellington 'gold rush', and adventures in the Tararuas add further spice and variety. Notes on the social pattern of the period, the theatre, the newspaper world and the school and college life of long ago complete a volume of extraordinary interest. Once again, also, the author has succeeded in bringing to light, from his own and other collections, many fascinating old illustrations, including cartoons of the period."

Hardback 1962

227 pages.

Photographs throughout.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $5.50.

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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