The Book of Iris: A Biography of Robin Hyde

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This biography of Robin Hyde (Iris Wilkinson) contains accounts of her hidden pregnancies, experience as a lone parent, dependence on drugs, intimate aquaintance with sexism and poverty, mental breakdown, and an extraordinary trip in China during the Sino-Japanese War.

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Derek Challis is Iris Wilkinson's illegitimate son. He is a sailor, scientist, and the author of several books, including A Home in this World. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand.

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