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The Scornful Moon free pdf A reprint of Maurice Gee's latest novel about politics and personal secrets. It is set in 1930s Wellington. Joint runner-up of the Deutz Medal for Fiction at the 2004 Montana Book Awards. Wellington, 1935. James Tinling, a former cabinet minister, plans a political comeback, although a brash newcomer stands in his way. James has methods of dealing with people who stand up to him, but is held back by the secrets in his life. Eric Clifton, world-renowned moon scientist, has secrets too. He lives hot-bloodedly and is at war with patrician James. Sam Holloway, literary man and moralist, records their year with its sexual intrigues, sudden violence and the overturning of the political norms. What role does the young poet Owen Moody play? And what about brothel madam Lily Maxey? There's James' daughter Charlotte, painting desperately in a shed at the bottom of the garden. The Scornful Moon deftly recreates the moral and political mood of Wellington in the 1930s. Constantly surprising the reader, it combines drama and suspense with a master writer's exquisite story telling.

About Maurice Gee

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 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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Author : Maurice Gee
Publisher : Penguin Books (NZ)
Data Published : 04 April 2005
ISBN : 0143019902
EAN : 9780143019909
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    . A reprint of Maurice Gee's latest novel about politics and personal secrets. It is set in 1930s Wellington. Joint runner-up of the Deutz Medal for Fiction at the 2004 Montana Book Awards. Wellington