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Kiwiana!: The Sequel

Kiwiana!: The Sequel

Author: Richard Wolfe
$25.00(NZD)  inc GST
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The sequel to the bestselling New Zealand! New Zealand!: In Praise of Kiwiana published in 1989. A celebration of Kiwiana, it contains all new material. A whimsical lucky-dip into New Zealand's popular culture. Gathering together some of the threads that go to form the fabric of the Kiwi national character, this new 'Kiwiana', like the original, is loaded with nostalgia and wry fun. Topics to look forward to include the meat pie, rites of passage, and learning to tell a saveloy from a polony. Richard Wolfe worked as a curator of display at Auckland Museum and is now a freelance curator and writer. He co-authored New Zealand! New Zealand! and has also written Well Made New Zealand - A Century of Trademarks. Stephen Barnett has many years experience in the New Zealand publishing industry and co-authored New Zealand! New Zealand! with Richard Wolfe. 'A crash course in all things Kiwi, this would be a great book to send overseas or to anyone who simply wants to impress their friends with trivia. ...Kiwiana makes you proud to be a Kiwi, and for anyone who's ever wondered how gumboots are made or how to make the perfect possum stew, this one's for you.' The Nelson Mail 'The authors present a well-written commentary on our social history and ever-changing culture. ... I feel more Kiwi for having read this book.' Wairarapa Times-Age '...don't expect any overly scholarly, tedious dissertation on the national psyche. ...Take a gecko at Kiwiana! The Sequel and it's odds-on you'll find out more about our popular culture than you can shake a stick at.' Waikato Times 'I recommend this book. I certainly discovered many new facts and figures and definitely did not find any part of it hard to read.' Wanganui Chronicle 'Rather than a sequel, this is an all-new compendium of Kiwi life and customs and although kiwiana is only one aspect of our cultural spectrum it plays a vital part in understanding our national identity.' Bay of Plenty Times 'Broad themes - food leisure, transport etc., provide a context for plenty of heart-warming examples and well-supported social comment.' North & South Review this book Please enter your review: Please select a star rating: ***** **** *** ** * Please enter your name as you would like it to appear if the review is published: Email address: Please tick here to confirm that you have read and accepted our terms and conditions and privacy policy. If you are under 13 years old, please ask your parent or teacher to tick this box to indicate that they agree with you supplying your personal details. 'A crash course in all things Kiwi, this would be a great book to send overseas or to anyone who simply wants to impress their friends with trivia. ...Kiwiana makes you proud to be a Kiwi, and for anyone who's ever wondered how gumboots are made or how to make the perfect possum stew, this one's for you.' The Nelson Mail 'The authors present a well-written commentary on our social history and ever-changing culture. ... I feel more Kiwi for having read this book.' Wairarapa Times-Age '...don't expect any overly scholarly, tedious dissertation on the national psyche. ...Take a gecko at Kiwiana! The Sequel and it's odds-on you'll find out more about our popular culture than you can shake a stick at.' Waikato Times 'I recommend this book. I certainly discovered many new facts and figures and definitely did not find any part of it hard to read.' Wanganui Chronicle 'Rather than a sequel, this is an all-new compendium of Kiwi life and customs and although kiwiana is only one aspect of our cultural spectrum it plays a vital part in understanding our national identity.' Bay of Plenty Times 'Broad themes - food leisure, transport etc., provide a context for plenty of heart-warming examples and well-supported social comment.' North & South (Preceeding text courtesy www.penguin.co.nz) Paperback (Large Format)

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General Fields

  • : 9780140298772
  • : pgnnz
  • : pgnnz
  • : October 2004
  • : 250x250mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Richard Wolfe
  • : Paperback
  • : very good
  • : 156
  • : Colour & BxW Photographs