Ngaio Marsh Black Beech and Honeydew

ISBN 13: 9780006512349

Black Beech and Honeydew

3.73 avg rating
( 80 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780006512349: Black Beech and Honeydew

The new series of Ngaio Marsh editions concludes with a new edition of her autobiography.

What sort of person was Ngaio Marsh, whose detective novels made her name known throughout the world? With all the insight and sense of style her readers have come to expect of her, her autobiography reveals the influences and environment that have shaped her personality.

Widely acclaimed when first published in 1965, Black Beech and Honeydew is a sensitive account of Ngaio Marsh’s childhood and adolescence in Christchurch and the establishment of her theatre and writing careers both there and in the UK. It captures all the joys, fears and hopes of a spirited young woman growing up and transmits an artist’s gradual awareness of the special flavour of life in New Zealand and the individual character of its landscape.

Fully revised and updated in 1981, this new edition is reissued 21 years later as a commemoration of Ngaio Marsh’s life and work. It is a sanguine, poised, unpretentious, thoughtful and often moving record of a full life, and – despite its unavailability for nearly 20 years – has been acclaimed as her most distinguished work. No one who had read and enjoyed any of Ngaio Marsh’s 32 novels can afford to overlook this gifted and charming autobiography.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

‘Still, quite simply, the greatest exponent of the classical English detective story.’
Daily Telegraph

About the Author:

Dame Ngaio Marsh was born in New Zealand in 1895 and died in February 1982. She wrote over 30 detective novels and many of her stories have theatrical settings, for Ngaio Marsh’s real passion was the theatre. She was both actress and producer and almost single-handedly revived the New Zealand public’s interest in the theatre. It was for this work that the received what she called her ‘damery’ in 1966.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ngaio Marsh
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (2002)
ISBN 10: 0006512348 ISBN 13: 9780006512349
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 320 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0006512348

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

NGAIO MARSH
Published by HARPER COLLINS (2002)
ISBN 10: 0006512348 ISBN 13: 9780006512349
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HARPER COLLINS, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780006512349 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0980270

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Marsh, Ngaio
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (2002)
ISBN 10: 0006512348 ISBN 13: 9780006512349
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006512348

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
47.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.33
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds