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The Book of Iris: a Life of Robin Hyde by Derek Challis

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'Brilliant, beautiful, difficult and doomed, Iris Wilkinson (known as the writer Robin Hyde) led a short, tumultuous and incredibly productive life. Here her story is told for the first time in a dramatic and deeply moving narrative. Researched by both authors from 1965 to 1971, it was written in a first draft by Iris Wilkinson's friend Gloria Rawlinson; since Rawlinson's death in 1995 it has been revised and completed by Derek Challis, Wilkinson's son. It includes appalling accounts of hidden pregnancies, harsh experience as a solo mother, dependence on drugs, intimate acquaintance with sexism and poverty, mental breakdown, and a perilous trip to China in wartime. There are deep friendships and hurtful betrayals. Always there is dedicated and determined commitment to writing.'--BOOK JACKET. This 2002 Auckland University Press Hardback is in Very Good condition.

heavy ISBN: 9781869402679 SKU: 1314984 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.