This Mortal Boy

' This is his story. 'A beautiful writer' - The Times Winner of the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize, the NZ Booklovers Award and the NZSA Heritage Book Award for Fiction.

This Mortal Boy

Author: Fiona Kidman

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 0143771817

Page: 304

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An utterly compelling recreation of the events that led to one of the last executions in New Zealand. Albert Black, known as the 'jukebox killer', was only twenty when he was convicted of murdering another young man in a fight at a milk bar in Auckland on 26 July 1955. His crime fuelled growing moral panic about teenagers, and he was to hang less than five months later, the second-to-last person to be executed in New Zealand. But what really happened? Was this a love crime, was it a sign of juvenile delinquency? Or was this dark episode in our recent history more about our society's reaction to outsiders? Black's final words, as the hangman covered his head, were, 'I wish you all a merry Christmas, gentlemen, and a prosperous New Year.' This is his story. 'A beautiful writer' - The Times Winner of the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize, the NZ Booklovers Award and the NZSA Heritage Book Award for Fiction.

This Mortal Boy 16pt Large Print Edition

Black's final words, as the hangman covered his head, were, 'I wish you all a merry Christmas, gentlemen, and a prosperous New Year.' This is his story.

This Mortal Boy  16pt Large Print Edition

Author: Fiona Kidman

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780369315687

Page: 498

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An utterly compelling recreation of the events that led to one of the last executions in New Zealand. Albert Black, known as the 'jukebox killer', was only twenty when he was convicted of murdering another young man in a fight at a milk bar in Auckland on 26 July 1955. His crime fuelled growing moral panic about teenagers, and he was to hang less than five months later, the second-to-last person to be executed in New Zealand. But what really happened? Was this a love crime, was it a sign of juvenile delinquency? Or was this dark episode in our recent history more about our society's reaction to outsiders? Black's final words, as the hangman covered his head, were, 'I wish you all a merry Christmas, gentlemen, and a prosperous New Year.' This is his story.

All Day at the Movies

Wry, moving, beautifully observed and politically astute, this novel from one of our finest chroniclers pinpoints universal truths through very New Zealand lives.

All Day at the Movies

Author: Fiona Kidman

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 1775538915

Page: 320

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Wry, moving, beautifully observed and politically astute, this novel from one of our finest chroniclers pinpoints universal truths through very New Zealand lives. Life isn’t always like it appears in the movies. In 1952, Irene Sandle takes her young daughter to Motueka. Irene was widowed during the war and is seeking a new start and employment in the tobacco fields. There, she finds the reality of her life far removed from the glamour of the screen. Can there be romance and happy endings, or will circumstances repeat through the generations? Each subsequent episode in this poignant work follows family secrets and the dynamics of Irene’s children. The story doesn’t just track their lives, but also New Zealand itself as its attitudes and opportunities change — and reverberate — through the decades. '. . . she is at a literary point when age is all gain – consummate craft, passion aplenty, the complex resonance of memory, and the edginess that comes from knowing about loss' – New Zealand Books Winner of the Heritage Book Awards, Fiction Category

Echoes of Memory

Even though he'd worn Chris's skin only moments before, there was no sign of
the mortal boy in that look. That was a smile of razors and blood. I knew then that
he was nothing like Freyja. There was no mortality there, no soft side to play to.

Echoes of Memory

Author: A. R. Kahler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481432621

Page: 336

View: 836

After witnessing a terrible event that left Kaira changed in unimaginable ways, Chris knows he has to find a way to defy his destiny in this second novel in the suspenseful Ravenborn series. In the aftermath of the deaths plaguing Islington’s campus, a terrible pall has fallen over the students. Kaira is passed-out sick, and Chris—the only witness to the night Kaira invoked something otherworldly—is questioning his sanity. Everyone is willing to believe the deaths were normal, and without Kaira backing him up, his claims that there was something supernatural at work are getting harder and harder to believe. Even to himself. Especially because now, the voices he’s locked away are getting louder. Stronger. Violent. When the god plaguing his mind starts promising Chris a future of bloodshed, Chris knows he isn’t safe. He can’t be trusted. Especially not around Kaira, whom this god swears Chris will kill. Chris only wants to keep his friends safe. Even at the cost of his own life. But when the gods of the Underworld are involved, not even death is an escape. It’s just the start of another, darker, journey.

The House Within

A novel of linked stories about a woman's search for identity beyond family ties, expectations and demands.

The House Within

Author: Fiona Kidman

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 1775530272

Page: 239

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A novel of linked stories about a woman's search for identity beyond family ties, expectations and demands. Bethany Dixon is at the centre of a complex network of relationships. She is mother and stepmother, wife and ex, daughter-in-law, sister and lover. Earthy, generous, addicted to children and food, Bethany has yet to establish her place in the world. Peter, who has loved and left her, still perceives her as the central drama of his life. In fragments and snapshots, Bethany, Peter and their children see their lives revealed as twenty-five years pass in the blink of a shutter. They discover their separate identities from unlikely sources.

Muse Mercy Book 3

Luc himself had pointed it out to me once, in a dream: that this mortal boy had
somehow, beyond all understanding, fallen under my power, fallen for me, even
though he has never seen me. When we first met, I had soul-jacked the body of a
 ...

Muse  Mercy  Book 3

Author: Rebecca Lim

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007445636

Page: 288

View: 803

An angel searching for answers, for her destiny... In the third MERCY paranormal romance, Mercy wakes in a new unknown host, her love for Ryan and Luc burning stronger than ever. But who will she make the ultimate sacrifice for?

The Sandman Papers

There is , too , an even younger boy - actor ( “ Tom ” ) ready to dress for the role of
Helena . ... Most often , a faerie child — also termed a changeling — is
substituted for the mortal child , but the substituted faerie changeling can be
mischievous ...

The Sandman Papers

Author: Joseph L. Sanders

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN:

Page: 196

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A collection of twelve analytical essays about the popular mass-circulation comic by Neil Gaiman addresses particular Sandman episodes and story arcs while examining its creator's achievements in relation to his other works. Original.

Johnnykin and the Goblins

66 one Ah ! ” he exclaimed , a Mortal Boy ! Mortal Boy — what are the newest
inventions on earth ? Tell me everything ! ' Johnnykin tried to think , and then
esclaimed , “ Steamboats , locomotive engines , apple - parers , revolvers , paper
shirt ...

Johnnykin and the Goblins

Author: Charles Godfrey Leland

Publisher:

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Page: 212

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When Johnnykin protects a stone goblin from a destructive bully, the goblin comes to life and transports Johnnykin to the annual gathering of goblins, fairies, and nursery rhyme characters.

The Poetical Works of Thomas Parnell

She , whom at distance thrones and princedoms view ' d , To whom proud Oriel
and Azuriel sued , In her high palace languish ' d , void of joy , And pin ' d in
secret for a mortal boy . He too was smitten , and discreetly strove By courtly
deeds to ...

The Poetical Works of Thomas Parnell

Author: Thomas Parnell

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 128

View: 483

This volume contains the collected poems and brief biographies of Thomas Parnell and Thomas Tickell.

The British Poets

She , whom at distance thrones and princedoms view'd , To whom proud Oriel
and Azuriel sued , In her high palace languish'd , void of joy , And pin'd in secret
for a mortal boy . He too was smitten , and discreetly strove By courtly deeds to ...

The British Poets

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Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism

A fight between the mortal and the immortal is an unequal one because of the
super - human powers of the latter . Boy Willie's ancestors cannot stand by to see
their son destroyed ; the protection of their earthly lineage is the reason for their ...

Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism

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This Mortal Coil

Two bootleggers are trying to unload some whiskey in a New Orleans alleyway .
The dropoff is foiled by the presence of a big , blubbering idiot brother of one of
the men . The retarded boy “ with eyes blue as cornflowers ” carries a narcissus ...

This Mortal Coil

Author: Kenneth L. Vaux

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 9780060688561

Page: 130

View: 270

Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle

If a man loves his son simply because the boy happens to be his , or a woman
her daughter simply because the girl ... The child is loved as the mortal child of a
mortal man , not as the immortal son of the eternal God , with possibilities of the ...

Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle

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