A Good Kiwi Bloke
A Good Kiwi Bloke as a collection of comic stories about the average Kiwi Bloke. A mixture of amusing anecdotes depicting the character of the Kiwi bloke and his triple passion, Rugby, Racing and Beer, this book in its own quirky fashion compliments the Kiwi 'joker' as well as poking a little fun at his failings. The Author also traces his progress from his arrival as a tradesman to leaving for his native country with an education. Some of the stories are based on the author's actual experiences although most events are what was observed during his time spent living and working with a vibrant and friendly people.
- Paperback | 194 pages
- 139.7 x 215.9 x 11.18mm | 312.98g
- 18 Jul 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About James Apps
James Apps lives in the UK on the Isle of Sheppey, originating in England and after leaving secondary school was apprenticed as a Fitter and Turner. He followed the trade in the UK, emigrated to New Zealand in 1971 and lived there and in Australia until returning to the UK in the year 2000. Sustaining an injury in 1987 James Apps was forced to retire from his trade and bummed around trying to recover before eventually taking up writing poetry which he read in pubs and other venues in Auckland. In 1995 he began study at Auckland University an gained a Masters in English Literature. He wrote the epic poem The Turval and the Grobble as an exercise in the long, narrative poem form and has since then written Sci-Fi/Fantasy stories and Sci tales, The Cats of Angel City and the Star of Destiny series. His latest volume, A Good Kiwi Bloke, is the third volume of short stories added to the list, adding humour to the volume, Tales From the Dark Side and The Church on the Hill.