A Dissolving Ghost: Essays And More

Author: Margaret Mahy
Homepage 9780864733474

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  • : $15.00(NZD)
  • : 9780864733474
  • : Victoria University Press
  • : Victoria University Press
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  • : January 2000
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  • : Margaret Mahy
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  • : Paperback
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Barcode 9780864733474
9780864733474

Description

Margaret Mahy is known throughout New Zealand as a brilliant and prolific writer - and for her brightly coloured wig. One of our most internationally successful writers, she has received a string of awards and honours including the Order of New Zealand and the AW Reed Award for contribution to literature. Less widely known but equally remarkable are Mahy's commentaries on fiction, writing and the imagination. She has said 'other people's stories take me by surprise'. The sense of delight and careful attention which she brings to the writing of others has germinated many astute and fascinating talks and essays which are collected here for the first time. Most of us began our acquaintance with Margaret Mahy with A Lion in the Meadow; the pieces gathered in A Dissolving Ghost contain a different but equal kind of magic.