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A book of humorous stories with a distinctive Kiwi flavour, both true and definitely not true, compiled through Radio Pacific, a leading radio talkback station based in Auckland. Spinning a good yarn is a time-honoured tradition in this country, and we've all heard some great ones. They used to be the favourite of the smoko room, the pub and the family gathering, the social occasions that bound us together as a community. We all know the sort of thing - stories about the larrikin, the local colourful identity, the tall tales and the fact is stranger than fiction true life tales of the absurd and the barely believable. We're in danger of losing them in this era of the internet joke you read rather than tell. After all, half the skill and humour in a good yarn is in the telling and the ever so gentle stretching of the truth. You should never let the facts get in the way of a good story.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781869506575
ISBN-10: 186950657X
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 10mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: New Zealand

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Author Biography - Martin Crump

Martin Crump is an experienced MC and country and western host, who toured with the Highway of Legends, in which book his story is featured. Son of Barry Crump, Martin is a long-term radio host with his own weekend programme, and also co-hosts a weekday slot with Alice Worsley on Radio Pacific. Martin will be contributing his own yarns to the compilation from the Search for the Great Kiwi Yarn.