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McNeish, James

Overview
Works: 73 works in 197 publications in 3 languages and 3,418 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Biographical fiction  History  Historical fiction  Pictorial works  Psychological fiction  Trials, litigation, etc  Fantasy fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: N7410, 709.011099
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Art of the Pacific by Brian Brake( Book )

19 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maori, Polynesian and Melanesian art in New Zealand museums
Lovelock by James McNeish( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel based on the life of Jack Lovelock; published with 'Berlin Diary', McNeish's journal written in Germany while researching the novel; and an afterword, which contains a commentary on Lovelock's death
Belonging by James McNeish( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The glass zoo : a novel by James McNeish( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rare beasts, as [Winston] Churchill once said, will not breed easily in captivity. Why then is Marsh willing to go to jail for a crime he says he did not commit? Marsh is fourteen, a South London slum kid. He picks locks, and he trips on the rugby field because his trousers keep falling down. He lies, he steals, he takes on the headmaster, the staff, the probation service, the judge. He also builds telescopes in a caretaker's shed. And he is obsessed with a photograph. The photograph is at the core of the mystery - because there is a mystery, and it involves murder. But [the book] is more than a simple whodunnit. Some will say it is an attack on the comprehensive system of education ; others will value it for the light it throws on the problem of the maladjusted gifted child; again others will read it as a psychological thriller. ..."--Book jacket
Mackenzie : a novel by James McNeish( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1995 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tavern in the town by James McNeish( Book )

15 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author travelled New Zealand twice from the backblocks of Northland to the Bluff stopping at the hotels of his choice, interviewing old identities and digging into newspaper files and library archives
The sixth man : the extraordinary life of Paddy Costello by James McNeish( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of Paddy Costello, New Zealand's most brilliant envoy, the man who blew the whistle on Soviet possession of the atom bomb, and the first Western diplomat to penetrate the Nazi death camps at the end of the war. Costello was a scholar, diplomat, exemplary father, maverick - but was he also a spy?
The crime of Huey Dunstan by James McNeish( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man stands in the dock accused of a brutal murder, apparently motiveless. When Professor Chesney, a trauma psychologist, is called as an expert witness he is at first baffled. As Ches delves into Huey's past, with the sensitive insight that perhaps only a blind man could have, the jury is asked to consider an unthinkable defence
Penelope's island by James McNeish( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel set in New Caledonia, exploring the tensions of its mixed French/Kanak society, against the background of the 1984 uprising by the Kanaks
The Mackenzie affair by James McNeish( Book )

2 editions published between 1972 and 1983 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictional biography of James Mackenzie, his discovery of the Mackenzie Country, and his trial for sheep stealing in 1855
Dance of the peacocks : New Zealanders in exile in the time of Hitler and Mao Tse-tung by James McNeish( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a story based on letters and diaries and interviews in several countries. It is the story of a group of Rhodes scholars, five young men - James Bertram, Geoffrey Cox, Dan Davin, Ian Milner, John Mulgan - caught up in the turmoil of their times: Spain, Hitler's Germany, Greece and North Africa, Eastern Europe, China. They left New Zealand in the thirties for "the dreaming spires" of Oxford. War intervened. Only one returned
Walking on my feet : A.R.D. Fairburn, 1904-1957 : a kind of biography by James McNeish( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joy : a novel by James McNeish( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Larks in a paradise : New Zealand portraits by Marti Friedlander( Book )

4 editions published between 1974 and 1984 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My name is Paradiso by James McNeish( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In July 1943, David ulberry, New Zealand born scholar, archaeologist, British officer, is parachuted into sicily with the Allied forces and disappears. Twenty years later his son arrives to search for him and solve the riddle of his presumed death. My name is Paradiso is the story of that quest, and the book--what a young New Zealander sees when confronted by an alien and violent culture--is the nearest McNeish has come to autobiography"--Back cover
The mask of sanity : the Bain murders by James McNeish( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When James McNeish covered the David Bain trial for a British newspaper in 1995, he had no idea that he was writing the introductory chapter to what would be a cause celebre in the annals of New Zealand crime
Belonging : conversations with men and women who have chosen to make Israel their home by James McNeish( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr Halliday and the circus master by James McNeish( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seelenbinder : the Olympian who defied Hitler by James McNeish( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Olympic athlete has been enlisted to expose Hitler and his war aims. This is during the 1936 Berlin Games, the notorious summer festival designed to persuade the free world that the leader of Nazi Germany is a man of peace. Werner Seelenbinder's mission is an unknown story; the defiance and courage of the only Olympian in the resistance, subsequently concealed by the Americans in the Cold War and blotted out in modern postwar Germany. All the characters in Seelenbinder are real; all the main events described did happen. But amid the preparations for the coup and its nightmarish end, there unfolds a riddle of fact versus fiction: when you are a novelist telling a story of mythical dimension, where do you draw the line?"--Back cover
Breaking ranks by James McNeish( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three distinct stories about three distinct men, but with one thing in common - they all paid the price for standing up for what they believed. From a great writer, three great stories about conscience and consequence. This is the story of three men - a doctor, a soldier and a judge. They are men of rare achievement. The doctor has the gift of saving others but not himself. The soldier disobeys orders and abandons his command post in a bid to die with his men. The judge cares more to uphold a principle than save himself from ruin. All three defy convention in a way that exacts a price. The first two, Dr John Saxby and Brigadier Reginald Miles, destroy themselves. The death of the judge, Peter Mahon, is hastened by his stand for truth and justice on behalf of the victims of New Zealand's worst air disaster. "New Zealand seems to have the knack of neutralising those who try to foist moral greatness on their countrymen," James McNeish writes. In Breaking Ranks, the author celebrates three brave men whose guiding spirit - subversion? anarchy? - challenges our assumptions of what it is to be a good New Zealander
 
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Dance of the peacocks : New Zealanders in exile in the time of Hitler and Mao Tse-tung
Alternative Names
James McNeish neuseeländischer Schriftsteller

James McNeish New Zealand writer

Mac Neish James

MacNeish James

MacNeish, James 1931-

Mc Neish James

McNeish, James Henry Peter 1931-

Languages
English (134)

German (1)

Italian (1)

Covers
The sixth man : the extraordinary life of Paddy CostelloThe crime of Huey DunstanDance of the peacocks : New Zealanders in exile in the time of Hitler and Mao Tse-tungMy name is Paradiso