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|Title:||There And Back|
|New / Used:||Used|
|Book Type:||Small hardcover|
|Published By:||AH & AW Reed|
|Size (mm):||140 w x 220 h x 15 d|
Good original condition, dust jacket missing (image for illustrative purposes), name inside front cover and damage to front end page, otherwise clean and unmarked. Images depict all need to know details.
Barry Crump's fourth book, includes Sam Cash, Barry's hard case New Zealander joker. Sam Cash travels "there and back" with an assortment of back country folk, rogues and vagabonds. First published in 1963 it was the last book to be written on Sam Cash. But before Barry died he was working on a fourth Sam Cash book.
About the Author.
Barry Crump MBE (1935-1996) 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 domestically, equating to one book sold for every four New Zealanders. Born in Papatoetoe, Auckland, Crump worked for many years as a government deer-culler in areas of New Zealand native forest (termed bush). He collected his experiences in his first novel A Good Keen Man in 1960. This novel became one of the most popular in New Zealand history, and Crump's success continued with the more fictional Hang on a Minute Mate (1961), One of Us (1962), There and Back (1963), Gulf (1964), A Good Keen Girl (1970), Bastards I Have Met ( Graham Kirk ) (1971), and others, which capitalized on the appeal of his good-natured itinerant self-sufficient characters and idiomatic "blokey" writing style. Crump travelled throughout Australia (where he hunted crocodiles), Europe, Turkey, and India, the result of which was his conversion to the Bah Faith by 1982. He married five times, including a one-year marriage to the poet Fleur Adcock and a longer marriage to Robin Lee-Robinson, and had nine sons and no daughters.