Max Gate by Damien Wilkins
'A lyrical novel with beautifully crafted Victorian dialect.'
'It is 1928 and the world's most famous novelist, Thomas Hardy, is dying in the upstairs room of Max Gate, the house he built in his beloved Dorset. Downstairs his high-powered literary friends are becoming locked in a bitter fight with local supporters. Who owns Hardy's remains? What are the secrets of Max Gate? Nellie Titterington, a maid at the house. narrates this earthy, emotionally-charged novel about a world of ambition, duty, belonging and love.'
Author Damien Wilkins has won numerous prizes and is regarded as one of New Zealand's finest fiction writers. Max Gate is his seventh book and first historical novel.
A book I look forward to reading!