Detours - A Generation on

Detours - A Generation on : A Journey Through Small-Town New Zealand

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Summer, 1981. A youngish Neville Peat set out from Cape Reinga on his imported 10-speed bike Blue, aiming to cycle through small-town New Zealand from north to south, all the way to Stewart Island. The week before Easter, he reached his destination. He wrote a book about it, " Detours: A journey through small-town New Zealand," which sold lots of copies and was broadcast on radio. Many times in the intervening years, usually on anniversaries of the journey ten years, fifteen years, twenty years he wished to try a repeat journey, but life held other challenges. Now, as a leading author and in the age of the personal computer and cell phone, a very different world, he has revisited many of the towns and regions, not on a bicycle, but by car. In" Detours A generation on," he reflects once again on how small-town New Zealand is doing."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 30mm | 439.98g
  • Otago University Press
  • Dunedin, New Zealand
  • English
  • 2nd UK ed.
  • b/w illus
  • 1877372390
  • 9781877372391

About Neville Peat

Neville Peat is a leading natural history writer, whose prize-winning works include four regional natural history books (co-authored with Brian Patrick) and most recently" Kiwi: The People s Bird." He is the latest recipient of the prestigious Creative New Zealand Michael King Writers Fellowship."
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