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Passport to hell : the story of James Douglas Stark, bomber, Fifth Reinforcement, New Zealand Expeditionary Forces

Author: Robin Hyde; D I B Smith
Publisher: Auckland : Auckland University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Reset editionView all editions and formats
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This man is the biggest, laziest, rottenest, most troublesome- And in the trenches he's one of the best soldiers I ever had.' Passport to Hell is the story of James Douglas Stark-Starkie-and his war. Journalist and novelist Robin Hyde came across Starkie while reporting in Mt Eden Gaol in the 1930s and immediately knew she had to write his 'queer true terrible story'. The result was greeted by John A. Lee, war  Read more...
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Genre/Form: New Zealand fiction
Fiction
Named Person: James Douglas Stark; James Douglas Stark
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Hyde; D I B Smith
ISBN: 9781869408398 186940839X
OCLC Number: 911201442
Description: xxxi, 311 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: by Robin Hyde ; edited and introduced by D.I.B. Smith.

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Presents the story of James Douglas Stark - Starkie - and his war. Journalist and novelist Robin Hyde came across Starkie while reporting in Mt Eden Gaol in the 1930s and immediately knew she had to  Read more...

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"Probably the single most significant New Zealand literary outcome of World War I." --C. K. Stead, author, Smith's Dream

 
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