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              Books by Elizabeth Smither

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              The Commonplace Book: A Writer's Journey Through Quotations
                 

              The Commonplace Book: A Writer's Journey Through Quotations (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Smither, Elizabeth

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              A commonplace book is the repository for a personal collection of quotations and scraps, pensees and poems. In vogue from the late sixteenth-century, their fans include John Milton, W H Auden and now Elizabeth Smither. Here she shares three of her commonplace books and reflects o...n the quotations she's gathered.
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              ISBN 9781869404765
              Published NZ 8 Apr 2011
              Publisher Auckland University Press
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Loving Sylvie
               

              Loving Sylvie (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Smither, Elizabeth

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              "A sensual, witty novel that cleverly weaves in the stories of three generations of women: Sylvie, her mother Madeleine and grandmother Isobel, focusing most strongly on the relationship between grandmother and granddaughter. The narrative shifts between the points of view of eac...h main character, telling their stories with gentle, deeply observant humour, through their love affairs, food, rivalries, marriages, pets and all the beautiful minutiae of everyday life. Elizabeth draws the threads of each story together subtly and surprisingly to achieve a perfectly resolved ending. Fans of Elizabeth's writing will love this new novel and those new to her writing will discover the delights of her careful, sensual prose. Described as having 'a gift for wry comedy combined with an eye for pinpoint detail', Elizabeth is one of New Zealand's finest writers"--Publisher.
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              ISBN 9781988547114
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Loving Sylvie
                 

              Loving Sylvie (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Smither, Elizabeth

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              'Elizabeth Smither brings wit, warmth and wisdom to this absorbing and beautifully written inter-generational story.' Peter Simpson Sylvie rows across a lake to her wedding. Madeleine flees to Paris and works in Le Livre Bleu bookshop. Isobel is summoned to her doctor's surgery l...ate one afternoon. Elizabeth Smither takes us into the richly imagined worlds of three women - Sylvie, her mother Madeleine and grandmother Isobel. The narrative shifts between the three women in three different cities: Auckland, Paris and Melbourne. Elizabeth tells their stories with warm, deeply observant humour, through their love affairs, rivalries, marriages and all the beautiful minutiae of everyday life. She draws the threads together subtly and surprisingly to achieve a perfectly resolved ending. Described as having 'a gift for wry comedy combined with an eye for pinpoint detail', Elizabeth is one of New Zealand's finest writers.
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              ISBN 9780369302113
              Released NZ 5 Apr 2019
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Tudor Style: Poems New and Selected
               

              The Tudor Style: Poems New and Selected (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Smither, Elizabeth

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              Elizabeth Smither is recognized as one of New Zealand's leading poets. This is a generous selection from eight of Elizabeth Smither's earlier collections, along with 33 new poems. The poems appear mostly in chronological order but some of the new poems occur early in the bo... FR...OM LONG DESCRIPTION
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              ISBN 9781869400927
              Published NZ 10 Jan 2011
              Publisher Auckland University Press
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              A Pattern of Marching: paperback
               

              A Pattern of Marching: paperback (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Smither, Elizabeth

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              This volume contains a selection of recent material from the New Zealand poet Elizabeth Smither, who is known for the restraint and distinctive poise of her writing.

              ISBN 9781869400408
              Published NZ 10 Jan 2011
              Publisher Auckland University Press
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              The Year of Adverbs
               

              The Year of Adverbs (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Smither, Elizabeth

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              Includes poems from a major poet. This book includes the stuff of daily life.

              ISBN 9781869403942
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2007
              Publisher Auckland University Press
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              Journal Box: paperback
               

              Journal Box: paperback (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Smither, Elizabeth

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              This work comprises four journals kept at different times since 1975 by the poet Elizabeth Smither. It records a rich life of the mind and of feelings, discussing friends, events, literary and religious ideas, gardens, clothes and more.

              ISBN 9781869401429
              Published NZ 10 Jan 2011
              Publisher Auckland University Press
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              The Blue Coat
               

              The Blue Coat (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Smither, Elizabeth

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              A wind that only the widest gardens can hold. A lipstick stain on a poem. A grey sky like a governess, a mother dressed by her two-year-old son, a flurry of leaves behind a tram. In The Blue Coat Elizabeth Smither examines the quotidian and the quirky for resonance, for contempla...tion, for verve.
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              ISBN 9781869407360
              Published NZ 5 Apr 2013
              Publisher Auckland University Press
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              Nights at the Embassy: Stories by Elizabeth Smither
               

              Nights at the Embassy: Stories by Elizabeth Smither (Paperback)

              By Smither, Elizabeth

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              This first collection of short stories contains a range of eccentric characters whose exploits offer the reader an amused and affectionate impression of the female experience in modern New Zealand.

              ISBN 9781869400514
              Published NZ 10 Jan 2011
              Publisher Auckland University Press
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              Lark Quartet: paperback
               

              Lark Quartet: paperback (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Smither, Elizabeth

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              Gardens, friends, paintings and music inhabit and bring to life this collection of poems.

              ISBN 9781869402167
              Published NZ 1 Aug 1999
              Publisher Auckland University Press
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