This novel is based on the 1905 New Zealand rugby tour of Britain, when the All Blacks achieved unheard of success in thirty-three of their matches, losing only one against Wales. In the country they call 'Home', these unassuming Kiwi men achieve massive public acclaim and become heroes.
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This starkly beautiful book . . . tackles the origin of myth, the creation and nature of man-made beauty, and the sense of self New Zealanders have both as individuals and as a nation ( The Age)
'Impressionistic and very vivid account of the birth of a sporting legend' ( Good Book Guide)
'Jones often expresses himself in beautifully clear prose poetry' ( The Tablet)
PRAISE FOR LLOYD JONES ( -)
Jones proves sly, engaging, worth-reading and even re-reading ( London Review of Books)
Being a truthful writer, Jones sees nothing; neither his heroes nor his villains in black and white. His is a bold inquiry into the way that we construct and repair our communities, and ourselves, with stories old and new ( The Times)
Lloyd Jones gives the tired post-colonial themes of self-reinvention ... a fresh, ingenious twist but his real achievement is bringing life and depth to his characters ( Sunday Telegraph)
Lloyd Jones brings to life the transformative power of fiction ( Sunday Times)
'Intriguing' ( Sally Bunn. Shropshire Star)
From the acclaimed author of Mister Pip.
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Book Description Penguin Books (NZ), 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0140296948
Book Description Penguin Books (NZ), 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140296948
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