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The Book of Fame

(2000)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Paperback Editions

July 2007 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Book of Fame
Author(s): Lloyd Jones
ISBN: 1-921145-97-8 / 978-1-921145-97-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Text Publishing Company
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June 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Book of Fame
Author(s): Lloyd Jones
ISBN: 0-307-39758-0 / 978-0-307-39758-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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June 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Book of Fame
Author(s): Lloyd Jones
ISBN: 0-7195-2294-3 / 978-0-7195-2294-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
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August 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Book of Fame
Author(s): Lloyd Jones
ISBN: 0-14-029694-8 / 978-0-14-029694-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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