Thursday, September 25, 2008

By Arthur J. Rees
Department of English, University of Otago.
$20.00 pp
An interesting piece of publishing which is the inaugural title in the University's New Zealand Colonial Texts series.
The Merry Marauders recounts the humorous adventures of an accident-prone theatre company as it travels through the North Island "smalls" in 1913. The book brings to life the intinerant theatrical world and its struggles with the temeprance movement and frontier environment.
Originally published that same year Rees's classic novel is now available to a new audience.
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