Between My Father and the King

Between My Father and the King

New and Uncollected Stories

Book - 2013 | First Australian edition.
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This brand new collection of 28 short stories by Janet Frame spans the length of her career and contains some of the best she wrote. None of these stories has been published in a collection before, and more than half are published for the first time in Between My Father and the King. Previously published pieces have appeared in Harper's Bazaar, the NZ Listener, the New Zealand School Journal, Landfall and The New Yorker over the years, and one otherwise unpublished piece, 'The Gravy Boat', was read aloud by Frame for a radio broadcast in 1953. In these stories readers will recognise familiar themes, scenes, characters and locations from Frame's writing and life, and each offers a fresh fictional transformation that will captivate and absorb.
Publisher: Albert Park, Victoria :, Wilkins Farago,, 2013.
Edition: First Australian edition.
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 256 pages ;,20 cm.

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Readers familiar with Frame’s compelling autobiographical novel ‘An Angel at my Table’ will love this collection of 28 short stories from one of New Zealand’s most celebrated writers. Known for her heart-breaking struggles with the mental health system in mid-century New Zealand, Frame uses her b... Read More »


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