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THE PLAYMAKER.

Keneally, Thomas.

ISBN 10: 0340341548 / ISBN 13: 9780340341544
Published by HODDER & STOUGHTON. LONDON 1987, 1987
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First British Edition. UNCORRECTED PROOF. Fine in a plain light blue printed wrappers laid-into a finished dj. (Couple of short edge tears & traces of rubbing to dj. Literary agency label afixed to ti tle page). Bookseller Inventory # 12969

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Title: THE PLAYMAKER.

Publisher: HODDER & STOUGHTON. LONDON 1987

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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In 1789 in Sydney Cove, the remotest penal colony of the British Empire, a group of convicts and one of their captors unite to stage a play. As felons, perjurers and whores rehearse, their playmaker becomes strangely seduced. For the play's power is mirrored in the rich, varied life of this primitive land, and, not least, in the convict and actress, Mary Brenham.

About the Author:

Thomas Keneally began his writing career in 1964 and has published thirty novels since. They include Schindler's Ark, which won the Booker Prize in 1982 and was subsequently made into the film Schindler's List, and The Chant Of Jimmie Blacksmith, Confederates and Gossip From The Forest, each of which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His most recent novels are The Daughters Of Mars, which was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize in 2013, and Shame and the Captives. He has also written several works of non-fiction, including his memoir Homebush Boy, Searching for Schindler and Australians. He is married with two daughters and lives in Sydney.

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