A Sting in the Tale

A Sting in the Tale : The Best of the Bush from 'Big Al' Lester

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'Big Al' Lester is the modern-day master of the hunting genre. A Sting in the Tale is a winning combination of his best, much-loved yarns with a few new ones thrown in for good measure, all showcasing Al's characteristic sense of humour. Traversing the length and breadth of New Zealand, 'Big Al' and his trusty companions regale with stories of all manner of beasts who got in the way, off-track trailing and, ultimately, good times enjoyed with good mates.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 154 x 231 x 20mm | 573g
  • Penguin Group (NZ)
  • Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • colour illustrations
  • 0143565605
  • 9780143565604
  • 1,494,847

About Big Al Lester

'Big Al' Lester was born in Nelson, the second youngest of four children. As a young man, he had played rugby, golf, softball and basketball all at representative level. Despite these achievements, Al got most pleasure from time spent in the mountains and valleys hunting deer and other wild game. Starting out in the banking industry, Al later joined the New Zealand Police. Being a solid 6'4" tall, perhaps he was better suited to the latter role. After doing the hard yards, Al was promoted to his current rank of Detective Sergeant. He is the author of seven collections of yarns. At 53, Al is still an avid hunter with a love of the mountains and a liking for beer. He lives in Christchurch.show more