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Frank Sargeson House
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“If you're interested in NZ lit....”
Reviewed 17 June 2013

...then this is a very major place in NZ. To visit Sargeson's museum (in other words his small house) you have to go to Takepuna Library to make an appointment, although this is no problem at all. I'm very much a literature nut, so I loved this place, which for me is (maybe along with Hawera for the Morrieson attic) the most important place in Northland to go to. Here it all happened (and not just Janet Frame's book), as this is where Sargeson encouraged the writers, and many books came to be published as a result. The godfather of modern NZ lit? Yeah, why not. A wonderful place, but don't come here if you like things all neat and pretty and tied with a bow - this is the real thing, and Sargeson never lived the life of a lord.

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