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Sydney Bridge Upside Down

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David Ballantyne

Introduction by Kate De Goldi

There was an old man who lived on the edge of the world and he had a horse called Sydney Bridge Upside Down. He was a scar-faced old man and his horse was a slow-moving bag of bones, and I start with this man and his horse because they were there for all the terrible happenings up the coast that summer, always somewhere around.

The terrible happenings take place at the abandoned meatworks in Calliope Bay, a forbidden and dangerous place, where the cries of animals being slaughtered can be heard in the wind. It’s a place where Harry Baird finds himself drawn, a place where accidents happen. A place where people die.

Sydney Bridge Upside Down is the great unread New Zealand novel—a gothic thriller, a coming-of-age story and a sinister family tragedy.

David Ballantyne
About the Author

David Ballantyne was born in Auckland in 1924, and died in 1986. He worked as a journalist in London and Auckland and wrote his first novel at the age of twenty-three. Sydney Bridge Upside Down, the fifth of eight novels, was first published in 1968.

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Extent:
304pp
Format:
Paperback
Text publication date:
26 April 2012
First published:
1968
Region:
NZ
ISBN:
9781921922374
AU Price:
$12.95
NZ Price:
$15.99
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    ISBN: 9781921961007
    26 April 2012
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