Author(s): Marie I Cleland
A New Zealand Pioneering Story, Factual, Biographical and Historical.
'Blank Cheque To Life is a span of life in New Zealand, from 1897 to 1915. It is a peep into the heart of a young bride, a city girl planted on a backblock holding at the foot of Mount Egmont in Taranaki- in the heart of her own large family- as, goaded by her husband's favourite exhortation, "Of course, you can manage, Sarah!" she tries, bravely, to hide from him her fears and her limitations'
'This book is about real people, all named, and brought into a developing story, at the centre of which are the young Irishman and his wife, Sarah. In 1898 they arrive, newly married, at Ralph's farm at Awatuna in Taranaki and the story of their trials and hardships is also the story of a developing district. The book is essentially a family chronicle, though written against a background of regional and national history
Good copy, hb with dj. DJ has chips and smal tears, inside is clear and bright.
First edition 1976, published by the Author.