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    The Larnachs
    The Larnachs
    Dougie's story and mine is not told in the history of William Larnach. It is our private journey, and only we understand how it came about; only we know the fitness and the wonder of it. William James Mudie Larnach's name resonates in New Zealand history - the politician and self - made man who built the famous 'castle' on Otago Peninsula. In 1891, after the death of his first two wives, he married the much younger Constance de Bathe Brandon. But the marriage that began with such happiness was to end in tragedy. The story of the growing relationship between Conny and William's younger son, Dougie, lies at the heart of Owen Marshall's subtle and compelling new novel. The socially restrictive world of late nineteenth - century Dunedin and Wellington springs vividly to life as Marshall traces the deepening love between stepmother and stepson, and the slow disintegration of the domineering yet vulnerable figure of Larnach himself. Can love ever really be its own world, free of morality and judgement and scandal? Moving, thought - provoking and superbly written, The Larnachs is a memorable piece of fiction from one of our wisest authors.
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    Book Author
    Owen Marshall
    Genre Historical , Fiction
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
    Format
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ISBN
    9781459630321
    Publisher
    Penguin Random House New Zealand
    Age Range
    General
    Approximate delivery

    Up to 20 business days (?)

    Publication Date
    14-Oct-2011

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