Land Ballot

Fleur Adcock
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Book-length sequence by one of Britain's leading poets about the life and hard times of her grandparents farming in New Zealand, her third book since Poems 1960-2000.
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A land ballot was the means by which Fleur Adcock's grandparents, immigrants from Manchester during World War I, were able to bid for a piece of native bush on the slopes of Mount Pirongia in the North Island of New Zealand. Their task was to turn this unpromising acreage into a dairy farm. When things didn't work out as they had hoped much of the responsibility for running the farm and engineering their eventual escape fell on their teenage son, Adcock's father. This sequence of poems follows the course of their efforts and builds up a portrait of a small, isolated community.
 

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ISBN 9781780371474
Publisher BLOODAXE BOOKS
Format Paperback
Publication date 25 Feb 2015

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