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Two in One. Complete text of two books. 'A Good Keen Man' and 'Hang on a Minute'.

£17.99

Product description

Very attractive copy with numerous black and white illustrations by Dennis Turner. Clean dust cover with colourful illustrated front and photograph of the author on the reverse. Red board with gold lettering to spine. Rare combination copy. Limited publication with only 5000 copies published as a combined book. Barry John Crump, MBE (15 May 1935 – 3 July 1996), was a New Zealand author of semi-autobiographical comic novels based on his image as a rugged outdoors man. Taken together his novels have sold more than a million copies. Crump worked for many years as a government deer-culler in areas of New Zealand native forest. He wrote his first novel A Good Keen Man in 1960, based on his experiences as a government hunter. It was a fictional account of a young hunter who had to suffer through a series of hunting partners who are often unsuitable for the job. This novel became one of the most popular in New Zealand history. Crump followed this with a series of novels which capitalized on the appeal of his good-natured itinerant self-sufficient characters. He travelled throughout Australia, Europe, Turkey, and India, the result of which was his conversion to the Bahá’í Faith by 1982. He married five times. Crump was also well known for appearing in a series of acclaimed New Zealand television advertisements for Toyota’s four-wheel drive cars, which relied on his image as a stalwart "bushman". He played an archetypal Kiwi bloke in the 1964 New Zealand film 'Runaway'. Crump also wrote stage plays, verse, songs and children's books. He was awarded an MBE for services to literature in 1994.

Item details

Added value:
Dust cover. Limited edition combination copy.
Author(s):
Crump, Barry
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1962
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
384
Publisher:
A. H. & A. W. Reed, Wellington

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Very attractive copy with numerous black and white illustrations by Dennis Turner. Clean dust cover with colourful illustrated front and photograph of the author on the reverse. Red board with gold lettering to spine. Rare combination copy. Limited publication with only 5000 copies published as a combined book. Barry John Crump, MBE (15 May 1935 – 3 July 1996), was a New Zealand author of semi-autobiographical comic novels based on his image as a rugged outdoors man. Taken together his novels have sold more than a million copies. Crump worked for many years as a government deer-culler in areas of New Zealand native forest. He wrote his first novel A Good Keen Man in 1960, based on his experiences as a government hunter. It was a fictional account of a young hunter who had to suffer through a series of hunting partners who are often unsuitable for the job. This novel became one of the most popular in New Zealand history. Crump followed this with a series of novels which capitalized on the appeal of his good-natured itinerant self-sufficient characters. He travelled throughout Australia, Europe, Turkey, and India, the result of which was his conversion to the Bahá’í Faith by 1982. He married five times. Crump was also well known for appearing in a series of acclaimed New Zealand television advertisements for Toyota’s four-wheel drive cars, which relied on his image as a stalwart "bushman". He played an archetypal Kiwi bloke in the 1964 New Zealand film 'Runaway'. Crump also wrote stage plays, verse, songs and children's books. He was awarded an MBE for services to literature in 1994.

Added value:
Dust cover. Limited edition combination copy.
Author(s):
Crump, Barry
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1962
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
384
Publisher:
A. H. & A. W. Reed, Wellington

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