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In My Father's Den

Gee, Maurice

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ISBN 10: 0571098509 / ISBN 13: 9780571098507
Published by Faber and Faber (1972), London, 1972
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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No signatures. Tiny 1 x 5mm chip to margin of dustjacket. Dustjacket is not price-clipped. Dustjacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; 175 pages. New Zealand author's third book. A novel. "When Celia Inverarity's body is discovered hidden in a patch of scrub, police suspicion immediately fixes upon Paul Prior, her English teacher" - from dustjacket blurb. Bookseller Inventory # 16158

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Title: In My Father's Den

Publisher: Faber and Faber (1972), London

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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When Celia Inverarity, aged seventeen, is found brutally murdered in a secluded West Auckland park one Sunday afternoon, Paul Prior, her English teacher and mentor, is suspected of being her murderer. Celia's death and the violence which follows send Prior back to examine the past ? which proves as secret as his father's den in the old poison shed. Eventually the murderer is exposed, but not before a family has been split apart and old wounds revealed. In My Father's Den is Maurice Gee's third novel and was first published in 1972. It is now an international feature film of the same name. In My Father's Den is directed by Brad McGann and Produced by Trevor Haysom and Dixie Linder, and stars Matthew Macfayden, Miranda Otto and Emily Barclay.

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Maurice Gee is one of New Zealand's best-known writers, for both adults and children. He has won a number of literary awards, including the Wattie Award, the Deutz Medal for Fiction, and the New Zealand Fiction Award. He has also won the New Zealand Children's Book of the Year Award. In 2003 he received an inaugural New Zealand Icon Award and in 2004 he received an a Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement. Maurice Gee's novels include the Plumb trilogy, Going West, Prowlers, Live Bodies and The Scornful Moon. He has also written a number of children's novels, the most recent being Salt and Gool. Maurice lives in Nelson with his wife Margareta, and has two daughters and a son.

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