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Before the Party Rodney Ackland

Before the Party
Rodney Ackland

Paperback | Mar 2013 | Oberon | 9781849434423 | 96pp | 210x130mm | RFB | AUD$21.95, NZD$29.99
Before the Party is one of Rodney Ackland’s best constructed plays, involving a murder that lurks beneath the surface of a socially respectable household. It tells the story of a family attempting to return to normal in the wake of the Second World War. With daughter Laura returned from Africa, widowed but not alone, they prepare for the latest social gathering. Amidst the never-ending whirl of hats and dresses and below stairs skirmishes, Laura reveals a shocking secret that threatens to ruin more than one party on the climb to social success.