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Michael King's biography of Janet Frame - 21st Jun 2016

Wrestling with the Angel: A Life of Janet Frame
by Michael King

This book is leaving us today and going to a new and very appropriate home at the Dunedin Public Library where it will be reverently valued and cared for. It will form part of the Reed Association Collection.

What makes this volume special is that it is Janet Frame's own copy and it is an association copy inscribed, signed and dated  by  Michael King to Janet Frame in July 2000. You can see its inscription in the accompanying image.  It is a unique historical item featuring the two most important New Zealand writers of their era.  There is also an image of a newspaper cutting featuring this book when it was sold by the Janet Frame Estate.

We do have a number of scarce signed copies of Janet Frame titles, including other fascinating association copies (either listed on our website now, or imminent).  Already uncommon, signed copies will become rarer.  By comparison, signed association copies of Katherine Mansfield titles are as rare as hens' teeth and fetch huge prices!

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