Tuesday, March 8, 2011

On an is-land

Another place for sale where Janet Frame used to live! This blog is serving as a specialist real estate agency!

This time, it's the section on Waiheke Island where the author once rented a holiday home. She later used her time on Waiheke to good effect while writing the novel A State of Siege.

Another literary connection with this piece of land is that the old lady who had died in the house before Frame arrived, turned out to have been Frank Sargeson's school teacher. The main character in the novel was also a retired school teacher, so Frank's old school marm may well have contributed to the fictional portrait, such are the patchworking qualities of novelists...

There is no house on the property but it is still priced at over half a million NZ dollars. What a wonderful view though!



1 comment:

omaha homes for sale said...

I like to leave on Island. The Island provides good atmosphere for leave. Now a days I read that so many Islands are on sell. Here you not mention the price of the Island.