The Playmaker

The Playmaker

by Thomas Keneally

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/10/1988

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In 1789 in Sydney Cove, the remotest penal colony of the British Empire, a group of convicts and one of their captors unite to stage a play. As felons, perjurers and whores rehearse, their playmaker becomes strangely seduced. For the play's power is mirrored in the rich, varied life of this primitive land, and, not least, in the convict and actress, Mary Brenham.
ISBN:
9780340422632
9780340422632
Category:
Historical fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-10-1988
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
400
Dimensions (mm):
197x131x25mm
Weight:
0.27kg
Thomas Keneally

Thomas Keneally was born in 1935 and his first novel was published in 1964. Since then he has written a considerable number of novels and non-fiction works. His novels include The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Schindler's List and The People's Train.

He has won the Miles Franklin Award, the Booker Prize, the Los Angeles Times Prize, the Mondello International Prize and has been made a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library, a Fellow of the American Academy, recipient of the University of California gold medal, and is now the subject of a 55 cent Australian stamp.

He has held various academic posts in the United States, but lives in Sydney.

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