Mr Allbone's Ferrets

Author(s): Fiona Farrell

New Zealand Fiction

Dop 2007, Auckland An historical, pastoral, satirical, scientifical romance, with mustelids. A young man out poaching. A beautiful maiden in a mysterious house. A perilous voyage to distant islands. All the ingredients of a highly coloured Victorian romance are played out in the context of the great colonial experiment. Exotic species travelled back to stock the collections of Europe while useful species were dispatched to found new colonies in the antipodes. Walter Allbones really existed. So did his ferrets. From these facts, Fiona Farrell has spun a delicate, satirical fantasy about human folly and the perils attendant on disturbing the subtle balance of nature.

Review sticker in front, pages browned

Product Information

Born in Oamaru and educated at Otago and Toronto, Fiona Farrell has been writing since the 1980s. To date she has published two books of poetry, two collections of short stories and four other novels. Her novel The Skinny Louie Book won the New Zealand Book Award for Fiction in 1992, her last two novels were both shortlisted for the Montana Book Awards and she has won many other prizes, including the Bruce Mason Award for Playwrights and the Katherine Mansfield Fellowship in Menton.

General Fields

  • : 9781869418649
  • : Random House New Zealand
  • : Random House New Zealand
  • : 0.2
  • : April 2007
  • : 240x155mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Fiona Farrell
  • : Paperback
  • : en
  • : very good
  • : 217