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The Book of Fame by [Lloyd Jones]

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The Book of Fame Reprint Edition, Kindle Edition

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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)


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) --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

About the Author

Lloyd Jones is one of New Zealand's best known contemporary writers. He has published essays and children's books but his best known works include the novels The Book of Fame, winner of numerous literary awards, Biografi, a New York Times Notable Book, Choo Woo, Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance, Paint Your Wife, Hand Me Down World and the phenomenally successful Mister Pip, winner of the 2007 Commonwealth Writers' Prize, the Montana Medal for Fiction and the Kiriyama Writers' Prize. Mister Pip was also shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2007. He lives in the Wairarapa.

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B005651P26
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Text Publishing; Reprint edition (16 May 2010)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 436 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 228 pages
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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, The Book of Fame and Hand Me Down World, which was shortlisted for the Berlin International Prize. He has also published a memoir, A History of Silence. He lives in New Zealand.

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Fernando Monge
5.0 out of 5 stars Life and Rugby at his best
Reviewed in Spain on 12 December 2014
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Maire Leadbeater
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Reviewed in the United States on 22 June 2019
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David Hart
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it. Where's the TV series?
Reviewed in the United States on 12 July 2017
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Annabel Norman
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read and reflection on fame - then and now.
Reviewed in the United States on 6 April 2013
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Victoria Matthews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very different and very awesome!
Reviewed in the United States on 10 April 2014
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