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  • Title: Black Beech and Honeydew
  • Author: Ngaio Marsh
  • ISBN: 9780006512349
  • Page: 471
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all) on said:

      If you re looking for how I became a writer, look elsewhere If you re looking for the writer s experience, move on Even if you re looking for details about the author s life and relationships, there isn t much here.First published in 1966, a revised edition came out in the 80s Perhaps someone spoke to her about the lack of information regarding writing itself a few scraps were added in the last few pages, but not much at all For such an excellent writer of mysteries, the text is scrappy and disj [...]

    2. Simon Mcleish on said:

      Originally published on my blog here in January 2000.In the life of Ngaio Marsh, there are three major themes her New Zealand background, her love of the theatre, and her writing of detective novels Her autobiography, first published in the sixties and revised a few years before her death, concentrates on the first two to the virtual exclusion of the third More is said of the journalism which began her writing career than of the Alleyn series There are many possible reasons why she might do this [...]

    3. Caro on said:

      This memoir of a naive girl and young woman whose life in the theater began in the early 1920s was appealing for its evocation of place Christchurch and Westland and characters especially her parents than for any great insights or revelations into her life She is deliberately discreet and says very little about her detective novels, though fans of A Surfeit of Lampreys will meet the real family under the Lamprey pseudonym in these pages Gets a fourth star because of its NZ setting.

    4. Kate on said:

      If you re interested in life in New Zealand and theatre and art, this is a lovely book But if you were hoping to hear about Ngaio Marsh s life as a novelist and mystery writer, it s just not there She mentions the books she s writing throws in a comment here and there about characters but there s really nothing about the writing life On the other hand, for the theatre buff, it s chock full of plays, actors, quirks of theatres, touring stories, etc.

    5. Nicola on said:

      very very frustrated with this book as it didnt give any real prominence to her life as a writer of crime novels I wanted to understand why she had started writing them, where she got her ideas from and how her own life was reflected in her novels What I read was all about her life as an actor, a producer and director of plays.

    6. Anne on said:

      I thought I d try Ngaio Marsh s autobiography, thinking her life in New Zealand and on the stage and writing could be interesting I just couldn t really get into it the writing style is roundabout, dwelling on one memory, then the next Still kind of interesting, but I decided to leave it I realized I d read five or six books from the to read shelf while I was still reading this one.

    7. Margareth8537 on said:

      Read this because of her detective novels, and learned next to nothing about that aspect of her life As they do include a lot about the theatre it was interesting to see how much a part of her life that was

    8. Rog Harrison on said:

      I read this as part of an omnibus with Photo finish and Light thickens I enjoyed it but I should mention that she hardly says anything about her detective novels.

    9. Karen on said:

      A very interesting autobiography Rather dreamlike, episodic, and very discreet, but full of interesting characters and places.

    10. Richard Stueber on said:

      I was disappointed that there was so little about the writing of her detective novels, though I liked the parts about the theatre and acting.

    11. Linnea on said:

      Ngaio Marsh s autobiography a very entertaining picture of a fascinating life of a writer, theater director and actor, who lived a long, full life on several continents.

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