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A novel by

an ambitious novel based on the life of a legendary sheep-stealer who discovered a huge rich pasture in central Otago. Its strength lies less in the heroic portrayal of the protagonist, however, than in its study of the tensions and ambitions in small-town and rural settler communities. There is a suggestion of a symbolic or mystical perception, somewhat obscured by an imprecision of style.

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Hardback Editions

September 1970 : UK Hardback

Title: Mackenzie
Author(s): James McNeish
ISBN: 0-340-12865-8 / 978-0-340-12865-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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Paperback Editions

1974 : UK Paperback

Title: Mackenzie
Author(s): James McNeish
ISBN: 0-14-003931-7 / 978-0-14-003931-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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