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The shadow of the land

Author: Philip Houghton
Publisher: [London] : Hodder & Stoughton, [1966]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The land is the Rakeahua, or 'that which stands beside the rim of the earth', a foresaken primeval tract, supporting a dead-end community on the edge of nowhere. It is a land which breaks the men who have striven to penetrate it, yet casts a powerful spell over those who live in its shadow, and particularly over Alexander Main, the newcomer who arrives from England to claim a dubious inheritance. Here Main's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: New Zealand fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Houghton
OCLC Number: 15352071
Notes: Novel.
Description: 224 p. ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: by Philip Houghton.

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The land is the Rakeahua, or 'that which stands beside the rim of the earth', a foresaken primeval tract, supporting a dead-end community on the edge of nowhere. It is a land which breaks the men who have striven to penetrate it, yet casts a powerful spell over those who live in its shadow, and particularly over Alexander Main, the newcomer who arrives from England to claim a dubious inheritance. Here Main's hitherto drifting life takes on a shape and purpose.

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