The Book of Fame
The Book of Fame

The Book of Fame

Lloyd Jones

(author)

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From the acclaimed author of Mister Pip.
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In 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 publisher John Murray Press
Publication date 12 Jun 2008
Format Paperback
Pages 224
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