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A novel of small-town life, where the stifling culture of correctness crushes the unorthodox like a dead hand. Needless to say, just under the surface there is a tumult of rebellion, in this enjoyable novel set in New Zealand between the wars.
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Judy Corbalis was born and brought up in New Zealand. She now lives in London with her husband the admired sculptor, Phillip King, who recently served as President of the Royal Academy. She trained at RADA, and has worked in TV and fringe and community theatre. Her children's books have been published by Deutsch, Hodder and Scholastic - children love them for their humour and the fact that no character behaves as expected. Judy Corbalis is a graduate of the famous MA course for creative writing at the university of East Anglia. Her adult novel Tapu (Chatto and Vintage) was highly praised in Britain and New Zealand. In it, she brilliantly created an original 'voice' and a unique language for the illiterate wife of a missionary. Tapu (which is the Maori word for taboo) is a historical novel about the clash between the English Christians (who thought the Maoris were savages whom they had come to evangelise) and the native Maoris (who equally regarded the white men as monsters).
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Book Description Chatto & Windus, London Uk, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Anovel set in New Zealand featuring three families each dominated by a patriarch, 264 pages. Seller Inventory # 008249
Book Description Chatto & Windus, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. A slight tan to the page edges. Good condition book. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0010474543
Book Description Chatto & Windus, 2007. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M0701180471_4