Beyond Cook’s Gardens


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Beyond Cook’s Gardens: A Writer’s Journey

ISBN: 9780473163327
Authors(s): Norman Harris

About Beyond Cook’s Gardens: A Writer’s Journey:

The journey started on a fabulous night at Cook’s Garden, Wanganui, where a youthful Norman Harris from the New Zealand Herald was the only national media witness to Peter Snell’s world-record mile. That launched a wave of exciting writing, typically described by reviewers as “fresh” or “vivid”. Abroad, the young journalist was acclaimed for “perhaps the finest writing on athletics in the English language”. But Beyond Cook’s Gardens goes beyond athletics. Along the journey we meet some surprising characters – from Jack Nicklaus to Kiri Te Kanawa, from Glenn Turner to Benjamin Britten. We learn of threats and blackmail by sports officials in New Zealand; and assualt by a notorious All Black; a cloak-and-dagger encounter in Moscow; and the coining of a brand new word, Jogger.

First Published (if available):
Pages: 200
Type: Paperback
Genre: Autobiography: General
Keywords: cookbook, cook book, cookery book, recipe book, cooking book