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No fretful sleeper : a life of Bill Pearson

Author: Paul Millar
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Auckland University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Bill Pearson; Bill Pearson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Millar
ISBN: 9781869404192 186940419X
OCLC Number: 635024036
Awards: Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Book Awards: General Non-Fiction 2011.
Shortlisted for PANZ Book Design Awards: Best Cover 2011.
Shortlisted for PANZ Book Design Awards: Best Non-Illustrated Book 2011.
Description: xi, 380 pages, [40] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A Pattern of Mysterious Events and Places --
A Strange Tribe: Family Life in Greymouth, 1913-1929 --
A Good Boy: Primary School Years, 1929-1933 --
A Solitary Boy: High School, 1934-1936 --
Toeing the Line: Greymouth, 1936-1937 --
Three Things Happened: Greymouth, 1938 --
A Farewell to Childhood: Christchurch, 1939 --
Teachers' Training College: Dunedin, 1940-1941 --
A Lasting Impression: Blackball, 1942 --
A Chance to Get his Bearings: New Zealand and Fiji, 1942-1945 --
No More Illusions: Egypt and Italy, 1945-1946 --
Living down his Past: Japan and New Zealand, 1946-1947 --
A Changed Man to a Changed New Zealand: Christchurch, 1947-1948 --
In Two Minds: Oxford, 1949 --
A Good Deal of Variety: London Activities, 1949-1954 --
Freedom from all the Kiwi Obsessions: Critical Writing and New Zealand Friends, 1949-1954 --
A Labour of Love: Writing Coal Flat in London, 1950-1954 --
A Demoralising Job: The University of Auckland English Department, I954-I963 --
Left-wingers and Communists: Politics, Culture and Family, 1954-1963 --
A Tremendous Relief: The Auckland University Māori Club, 1956-1963 --
A Kind of Amputation: Publishing Coal Flat, 1954-1963 --
A Great Packet of Love: Frank Sargeson and London Leave, 1963-1965 --
A Rock against which I Could Sometimes Gash Myself Auckland and Canberra, 1965-1970 --
Wearing Half his Heart on his Sleeve: 1970-1982 --
Sleep Easy, Bill, from this Retiring Day: 1982-2003.
Responsibility: Paul Millar.
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