Life as a Novel
(A biography of Maurice Shadbolt, Volume One 1932-1973)
The astonishing life and literary career of New Zealand’s most well known and controversial author. With unique access to archives, Shadbolt’s friends, colleagues and adversaries, Philip Temple also recounts Shadbolt’s complex personal life where, by the age of 40, he had been married twice, fathered five children and been involved in numerous affairs. "Philip Temple zooms in and navigates with clear-eyed vigour and sensitivity. The presence of Maurice resonates convincingly. I like to think he might applaud - sometimes ruefully." Marilyn Duckworth.
240 x 165mm, 352pp, paperback with flaps, b/w and colour photos