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(McLEOD, Norman). KIDMAN, Flora. The Book of Secrets. (Auckland, New Zealand) : Vintage, (1999). ©1987, later printing. Pp. (6),[vii]-viii,(2),3-311,(1). 8vo, illustrated blue card covers with white lettering to front cover, white and beige lettering to spine. Fiona Kidman, b. March 9, 1940, Hawera,New Zealand, writer, teacher and librarian. "In 1854, a group of settlers, led by stern preacher Norman McLeod, established a community at Waipu in t he northern part of New Zealand. The community had followed him from Scotland in 1817 to found a settlement in Nova Scotia [St. Ann's, Cape Breton Island], then subsequently to New Zealand via Australia. Their incredible journeys actually happened, but Fiona Kidman breathes life and contemporary relevance into the facts by creating a remarkable fictional story of three women entangled in the migrations -- Isabella, her daughter Annie and granddaughter Maria. McLeod's leadership meant that anyone who ran counter to him had to live a life of secrets. The secrets encapsulate the spirit of these women in their varied reactions to McLeod's strict edicts and connect the past to the present and the future." - from the rear cover. Very good. 20.00
Title: Book of Secrets. Paperback.
Publisher: Vintage, Auckland, New Zealand, 1999, ISBN:1869412192:
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