The Book of Fame

The Book of Fame

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Random House, Inc.
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.

Publisher: Toronto : Vintage Canada, 2011, c2010
Edition: 1st Vintage Canada ed
ISBN: 9780307397584
Branch Call Number: FIC JON
Characteristics: 167 p. ;,21 cm.


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Sep 12, 2011

Even for a non-sports lover, this book was amazing. Hard to describe but spell-binding.

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