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Plumb Trilogy
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  • Published: 24 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781742539560
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 723
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Plumb Trilogy


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The Trilogy brings together the three novels Plumb, Meg and Sole Survivor to set up a family saga unrivalled by anything in New Zealand literature.In Plumb, Gee introduces us to the intolerant, irascible clergyman George Plumb. It won the New Zealand Fiction Award and the Wattie Book of the Year Award.Meg continues the family story with George Plumb's daughter, articulating her personal battles against a backdrop of family traumas and world wars. Sole Survivor focuses on the career of Duggie Plum, Plumb's grandson, as seen through the eyes of his cousin Raymond Sole, who sharpens the story of his own doomed marriage against that of his relationship to Duggie.

  • Pub date: 24 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781742539560
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 723

About the Author

Maurice Gee

Maurice Gee has long been considered one of New Zealand's finest writers. He has written more than thirty books for adults and young adults and has won numerous literary awards, including the UK's James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction, the Wattie Award, the Deutz Medal for Fiction, the New Zealand Fiction Award and the New Zealand Children's Book of the Year Award. In 2003 he received an inaugural New Zealand Icon Award and in 2004 he received a Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement. Maurice Gee's novels include The Plumb Trilogy, Going West, Prowlers, Live Bodies and The Scornful Moon. He has also written a number of much-loved children's novels, including Under the Mountain, The O Trilogy and The Salt Trilogy. Maurice lives in Nelson, in New Zealand's South Island, with his wife Margareta, and has two daughters and a son.

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