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Kiwis Might Fly

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Polly Evans was a woman with a mission. Before the traditional New Zealand male hung up his sheep shears for good, Polly wanted to see this vanishing species with her own eyes. Venturing into the land of giant kauri trees and smaller kiwi birds, she explores the country once inhabited by fierce Maori who carved their enemies’ bones into cutlery, bushwhacking pioneers, and gold miners who lit their pipes with banknotes—and comes face-to-face with their surprisingly tame descendants. So what had become of the mighty Kiwi warrior?

As Polly tears through the countryside at seventy-five miles an hour, she attempts to solve this mystery while pub-crawling in Hokitika, scaling the Southern Alps, and enduring a hair-raising stay in a mining town where the earth has been known to swallow houses whole. And as she chronicles the thrills and travails of her extraordinary odyssey, Polly’s search for the elusive Kiwi comes full circle—teaching her some hilarious and surprising lessons about motorcycles, modern civilization, and men.

About the Author

Polly Evans studied modern languages at Cambridge University, where she learned a little about Spanish and a little more about men. The hours of hard research she poured into these two subjects, plus a four-year stint at Hong Kong's largest weekly magazine, inspired her first three books, all available from Delta. Polly now lives in London, where she is at work on the tale of her attempts to learn to ride in horse-mad Argentina.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385339940
Author:
Evans, Polly
Publisher:
Delta
Subject:
Australia & Oceania - General
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Men
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
New Zealand Social life and customs.
Subject:
New Zealand Description and travel.
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Australia & Oceania
Subject:
Travel-Australia
Subject:
travel;new zealand;memoir;non-fiction
Subject:
new zealand;travel adventure;travel memoir;sports and recreation;maori;motorcycle travel memoir;personal memoir
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.18x5.26x.73 in. .55 lbs.

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