Author(s): Maurice Gee
Maurice Gee's acclaimed novel Plumbwas the winner of the Wattie Book Award and the New Zealand Fiction Award. His brilliant picture of the intolerant, irascible clergyman George Plumb is regarded as one of the very finest New Zealand novels.
The Plumb Trilogy by Maurice Gee is stunning! Why didn't I read this years ago? Plumb is one of New Zealand's most acclaimed novels for good reasons. The character of Plumb is wonderfully drawn and over the course of the three novels there unfolds a superb picture of New Zealand society and history. I worked my way through the three novels in the trilogy without a pause, lost to the world. Unfortunately Meg and Sole Survivor, the last two books, are currently unavailable (come on Penguin!).
Incidentally, Maurice Gee received a standing ovation at the Auckland Readers and Writers Festival last week. Bravo! - Susi
For New Zealand Book Month I have started Plumb by Maurice Gee. I hope to expand my repertoire of New Zealand authors and I am thoroughly enjoying it so far. - Lucy