The search for the Great Kiwi Yarn
Illustrator and Author: Martin Crump
A book of humorous stories with a distinctive Kiwi flavour, both true and definitely not true, compiled through Radio Pacific. Spinning a good yarn is a time-honoured tradition in this country, the stories about the larrikin, the local colourful identity, the tall tales and the fact is stranger than fiction true life tales of the absurd and the barely believable. We're in danger of losing them in this era of the internet joke that you read rather than tell. After all, half the skill and hunour in a good yarn is in the telling and the ever so gentle stretching of the truth. You should never let the facts get in the way of a good story. Radio host Martin Crump, son of one of our leading storytellers, the late Barry Crump, conducted an on air and website search for the best yarns, jokes, family stories and tall tales.
In Print: Yes
Format: Paperback, 208 pages
Published In: New Zealand, 01 August 2007
Publisher: HarperCollins New Zealand
Dimensions: 21.0 x 13.0 centimeters (0.25 kg)