Author(s): Lloyd Jones
In 1905 a motley group of young New Zealand rugby players sets out by steamer on a journey to the other side of the world. Their exploits on the field of play as they move through the British Isles are staggering. Then the following year they are back, accorded a hero's welcome, the likes of which has never been seen in their country before. Their fame has spread before them across three continents.
Winner of the 2001 Deutz Medal for Fiction at the Montana Awards. First published 2001.
Winner of Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Deutz Medal for Fiction 2001.
Lloyd Jones is the author of the compelling novel Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance, shortlisted for the Deutz Medal for Fiction at the 2002 Montana Book Awards. His previous novel The Book of Fame won the Deutz Medal for Fiction at the 2001 Montana Book Awards and the Tasmania Pacific Fiction Prize in 2003.