The Fox Boy

The Fox Boy : The Story of an Abducted Child

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Mutual kidnapping between the Maori and the English inhabitants in New Zealand had dated back to the 1760s. In 1869, After an English defeat in battle in the Taranaki forest, one Maori boy, aged five, was captured and adopted by the Prime Minister. Educated to become a lawyer and an 'English gentleman', Ngataua Omahuru (or little 'William Fox'), had played a crucial role in New Zealand's history. More surprisingly as Peter Walker followed the little captive out of the forest and into the drawing rooms of Wellington and London, he found himself on a personal journey which converged unexpectedly with tale he had uncovered.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 28mm | 322.06g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • maps, portraits
  • 0747558051
  • 9780747558057
  • 331,743

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'Walker build a strange, touching narrative about the collision between two cultures' Financial Times 'The Fox Boy is a triumph' Independent on Sunday
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About Peter Walker

Peter Walker is a New Zealander who has lived in London since 1986. He worked for seven years on the INDEPENDENT and three on the INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY where he was Foreign Editor. He has also written for the FINANCIAL TIMES and GRANTA. He is currently writing a novel.
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51 ratings
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5 27% (14)
4 33% (17)
3 25% (13)
2 12% (6)
1 2% (1)
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