The Sheep Whisperer – with illustrations that will put a smile on your face – is billed as ‘a New Zealand fairy tale for grown ups.’ It’s the gift that’s just as suitable for the politically aware as it is for those who are sick of national politics.”
If there’s one thing New Zealanders are passionate about (other than rugby) it’s the origins of its national dish, the pavlova. But for a nation so keen to worship this sugary dessert, it’s remarkably difficult for visitors to find it in restaurants. In this collection of stories, author Justin Brown sets out to find the ‘real’ New Zealand (and a plate of pavlova).
Is New Zealand still the land of milk and honey, where men worship the gods of rugby, racing and beer and the women know how to whip up a pavlova for dessert? Author Justin Brown set out on a mission to find out what’s happened to modern New Zealand. Having turned 36½ and discovered by chance that’s the age of the ‘average’ New Zealander, Brown figured it was time he rediscovered the country he’d grown up in.
It’s often the reason why people move to New Zealand or Kiwis return home to live there – it’s the greatest place in the world to bring up kids. But is it, really? Generations of New Zealanders have plainly believed so. Author Justin Brown set out on a mission to find out whether it’s still true, or ever was true.
Bestselling author Justin Brown sets out to discover whether modern New Zealand is the same place he was promised when growing up in the 1970s — the land of rugby, racing and beer, 80 million sheep and number 8 fencing wire. Brown performs a 20th century reality check on Godzone, seeking to learn whether this is still the best place to bring up kids and what the future might hold for us.
This compilation brings together all the stories in Brown’s series of Myth New Zealand stories, plus a couple of chapters exclusive to this volume. Books in the Myth New Zealand collection are Some of My Best Mates are Metrosexuals; Whatever Happened to 80 Million Sheep?; The Greatest Place to Bring Up Kids?; Whatever Happened to Our National Dish?