Playing Friends
By Marilyn Duckworth
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Lively, pertinent and honest about the realities of growing older, this thoroughly engaging novel is impossible to put down. Fifty-nine and widowed, with not much money coming
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Playing Friends
Random House New Zealand
1 December 2010
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229.6 KB
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General & Literary Fiction

Author Biography

Marilyn Duckworth was born in Auckland and spent her childhood in England, but has since lived mainly in Wellington. Her first novel, A Gap in the Spectrum, was published when she was twenty-three; her fifth, Disorderly Conduct (1984), won the New Zealand Book Award and was short-listed for the Wattie Book Awards. She has held the Katherine Mansfield Fellowship in Menton, a Fulbright Fellowship in the USA and also writing fellowships at Victoria and Auckland universities. In 1996 Leather Wings was short-listed for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. She holds an OBE for Services to Literature. As well as publishing fifteen novels to date and various short stories, she has edited a book on writing sisters in New Zealand and an autobiography, Camping on the Faultline.