The Book of Fame

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Knopf Canada, Jun 7, 2011 - Celebrities - 167 pages
9 Reviews
A glorious novel from the award-winning author of Mister Pip, now available as a trade paperback original from Vintage Canada.

The Book of Fame is a lyrical semi-fictional account of the 1905 All Black rugby tour of Europe - a tour that shaped New Zealand's identity, from which the players returned to find themselves accorded almost god-like status. This remarkable, award-winning novel is both a tribute to some of the world's first sporting celebrities and an investigation into the curious workings of fame.

Not just a book for lovers of sport, The Book of Fame is essentially a story about friendship and loyalty, and about a group of astonishing young men at the peak of their abilities.

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User Review  - Sarah Shrubb - Goodreads

It's a very odd book, but very enjoyable too. The major problem was that it was forever hard to distinguish one player from another, but it's not really a character-based book. It's a very unusual ... Read full review

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User Review  - Magnolia - Goodreads

AMAZING !! Have you never read this??? You'd think a book about old school rugby would be so so boring (unless you were me and loved rugby) but this is kinda magical. Lyrical, meditative, funny and ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

LLOYD JONES was born in New Zealand in 1955. His bestselling novel Mister Pip won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize in 2007 and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His earlier novels (now republished by Vintage Canada) include Hand Me Down World, Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance and Biografi. Lloyd Jones lives in Wellington.

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