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The way of a writer

Author: M H Holcroft
Publisher: Whatamongo Bay, N.Z. : Cape Catley, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Monte Harry Holcroft. M.H.H. These signature initials to his Listener editorials for nearly twenty years made him known to hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders. Through a range of ... books he has reached other extraordinarily diverse readerships. Now, in this ... autobiography, M.H. Holcroft goes back to his origins. ... "Young Mont" grew up in Rangiora and Christchurch. He toiled as a farm hand in back-country  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Biographie
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Holcroft, M.H. (Montague Harry), 1902-1993.
Way of a writer.
Whatamongo Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound, N.Z. : Cape Catley, 1984
(OCoLC)645831994
Named Person: M H Holcroft; M H Holcroft; M H Holcroft
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M H Holcroft
ISBN: 0908561172 9780908561179 0908561148 9780908561148
OCLC Number: 11919557
Notes: "First of two volumes of autobiography"--Jacket flap.
Description: viii, 206 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword --
1. Roots and connections --
2. Rangiora to Christchurch --
3. Under the elmwood trees --
4. A day the blinds came down --
5. The breaking family --
6. Country roads --
7. The beguiling cry --
8. At Palmer's Creek --
9. The Weekly Press --
10. A room in Chelsea --
11. London lost --
12. A siege beginning --
13. A question of survival --
14. A call from the south --
15. Only one course to follow.
Responsibility: M.H. Holcroft.

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"Monte Harry Holcroft. M.H.H. These signature initials to his Listener editorials for nearly twenty years made him known to hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders. Through a range of ... books he has reached other extraordinarily diverse readerships. Now, in this ... autobiography, M.H. Holcroft goes back to his origins. ... "Young Mont" grew up in Rangiora and Christchurch. He toiled as a farm hand in back-country Otago, Canterbury, and the Thames Valley - and in Australia; then travelled and wrote in England and Europe. Throughout he had a "consuming purpose"--To be a writer. Almost certainly he was the first young person to try to make authorship in New Zealand a professional career. [This book] chronicles a unique apprenticeship and evolution. And, presented here ... are ... insights into New Zealand's social and literary life in the first half of [the twentieth] century. ..."--Back cover.

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