The Book of Fame
By (author) Lloyd Jones
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Book of Fame by Lloyd Jones
Book DescriptionIn August 1905 a party of young men set sail for England. Amongst them were ordinary farmers and bootmakers, a miner and a bank clerk. Together they made up the All Blacks, an unknown rugby team from Auckland, New Zealand. And they had come to show the world what they could do. What they didn't know was that they were bound for fame. The first game was in Devon, 'played in golden farm light, a surprising victory'. By December they had become the 'wonderful All Blacks' who had beaten Yorkshire 40-0, England 15-0 and Ireland 15-0. People stopped them in the streets. In this melding of true history and imagination, Lloyd Jones has recreated an unforgettable journey from innocence to celebrity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780719522949
(197mm x 130mm x 15mm)
Imprint: John Murray Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publish Date: 12-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Lloyd Jones
Lloyd Jones is the author of several novels and short story collections which include Mister Pip, winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize best book award and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2007. It has been made into a film starring Hugh Laurie. He lives in Wellington, New Zealand.
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