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The Resource Odd boy out : a memoir, Paul Ashford Harris

Odd boy out : a memoir, Paul Ashford Harris

Label
Odd boy out : a memoir
Title
Odd boy out
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Paul Ashford Harris
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Paul Ashford Harris receives a phone call to say his childhood home has burned to the ground, he begins a fascinating journey to reclaim the history of his eccentric family. We meet his highly respectable Victorian grandfather, Sir Percy Harris, an eminent member of the House of Commons. His grandmother, the highly bohemian Lady Frieda Harris, an artist, suffragette, friend of Emily Pankhurst, and the infamous occultist Aleister Crowley, for whom she painted the famous Thoth Tarot cards. Then there's his eternally distant parents, whose idea of parenthood was giving birth as swiftly as possible, immediately appointing a nanny and arranging a couple of satisfactory boarding schools. Taking you on a remarkable journey from the politics of London's East End, to the early years of the Australian gold rush, and the rise and fall of the family business Bing Harris, Odd Boy Out is at its core a poignant memoir that examines the legacy you are given - whether good or bad -- and how it shapes you into the person you are today
Summary
When Paul Ashford Harris receives a phone call to say his childhood home has burned to the ground, he begins a fascinating journey to reclaim the history of his eccentric family and its relationship to New Zealand from the beginning of colonisation. We meet his highly respectable Victorian grandfather, Sir Percy Harris, an eminent member of the House of Commons. His grandmother, the highly bohemian Lady Frieda Harris, an artist, suffragette, friend of Emily Pankhurst, and the infamous occultist Aleister Crowley, for whom she painted the famous Thoth Tarot cards. Then there's his eternally distant parents, whose idea of parenthood was giving birth as swiftly as possible, immediately appointing a nanny and arranging a couple of satisfactory boarding schools. Taking you on a remarkable journey from the politics of London's East End, to the early years of the Australian gold rush and rise and fall of the family business Bing Harris, Odd Boy Out is at its core a poignant memoir that examines the legacy you are given - whether good or bad - and how it shapes you into the person you are today.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10659594
Cataloging source
ATCDL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harris, Paul Ashford
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Harris, Paul Ashford
  • Harris, Paul Ashford
  • Family-owned business enterprises
  • Immigrants
  • Families
  • New Zealand
Target audience
adult
Label
Odd boy out : a memoir, Paul Ashford Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061902087
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9781925384284
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1026401143
Label
Odd boy out : a memoir, Paul Ashford Harris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061902087
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9781925384284
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1026401143

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