Red and at homeThose of you not Poor Mrs. Rigsby familiar or interested in rugby or sport in general may as well move on now No hardeelingsJones describes the Pirates, Ships, and Sailors fiction noniction status of the book as ollows The myth of the 1905 Originals precedes this novel as do various match reports on the games played Actual events outside of the matches however have been harder to come by and where obtainable not that interesting or even illuminating This is where the imagination slips easily into the gaps While this book is A Work Of The Imagination work of the imagination is nonetheless bedded in research The writing style is unconventional the words are often sparse on the page written almost as poetry short lines of text grouped in clusters The words are rom many people some as reportage some as the men themselves some as the journalists and supporters There are pages which are lists of things or events or thoughts The whole book is probably the closest thing to poetry I have read in totality War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History: 1500 to Today for many years poetry and I don t mixI won t dwell much on the rugby due to my negligible audience but there are aew stats to pick out these exclude the two games v British Colombia in New YorkPlayed 35 games won 34 drew 0 lost 1Points A Boy in Winter for 868 points against 47 This tour gave the NZ rugby team the name they are commonly recognised as The All BlacksThis tour made Dave Gallagher Bob Deans Billy Stead household namesAnd some statementsThis tour was an excellent example of why neutral referees must be mandatory in sports there were some outrageously poor refereeing decisions mostly resorting to calling back many tries asorward passes when the referee could not keep up with play The test against Scotland provided examples of the worst sportsmanship experienced and the muttering of it wouldn t have happened at home repeatedlyThe one game they lost v Wales was controversial The NZ manager rejected all proposed referees and the rules state another union be asked to appoint a referee Wales asked Scotland who were already off side with the tourists pun intended who appointed a referee who penalised the NZ team at every scrum Eventually the NZ captain instructed his men to stop contesting the scrum So obviously stories vary around the Bob Deans try The Kiwis claiming he placed the ball over the line and was dragged 3 yards back before the referee made it to the end of the Frost at Midnight field The Welsh suggest he was short of the line There were also a number of call backsor Princess Baby, Night-Night forward passes calledrom well behind play This is a Kiwi author telling a Kiwi story obviously The reality is most people consider the All Blacks played poorly that day They lost 3 0There is one really confusing detail around the scrum the New Zealanders using a 2 3 2 The Pentagon Papers: Making History at the Washington Post formation which was not the normor the home nations at the time They also developed a wing Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution forward position which was deemed controversial These were only lightly explained in the book I haven tound an explanation of how the scum rules worked at the time and who determined the On a Cold Road: Tales of Adventure in Canadian Rock formationThe other point to note was the scoring of the time Very confusing in the general text but a try is worth 3 points a conversion 2 points aield goal drop kick 4 points and a penalty
"Kick 3 PointsA Hard Book "3 pointsA hard book rate with limited appeal to many4 star. A divisa nera hanno battuto lo Yorkshire 40 a 0 e l'Inghilterra e l'Irlanda con un secco 15 a 0 Eppure uesti ventisette ragazzi belli orti timidi e generosi sembrano non abituarsi mai ad essere oggetto di così tante attenzioni e il loro sogno resterà ino alla ine «continuare a orbitare nel nostro piccolo mondo di calzolai e onditori»Di vittoria in vittoria di successo in successo con uno stile misurato e commovente che sta Nini fra l'appunto di viaggio e la poesia l'epopea e il racconto uotidiano seguiamo la travolgente esperienza della suadraino al giorno del tanto desiderato ritorno a casa uando gli All Blacks sono per sempre consegnati alla gloria e alla leggen.
Lloyd Jones ✓ 4 reviewI loved this amazing book Somewhere between poetry and prose this is a story of the legendary All Blacks rugby team that dazzled Britain by its astonishing play in 1905 I enjoy Lloyd Jones writing so much AMAZING Have you never read this You d think a book about old school rugby would be so so boring unless you were me and loved rugby but this is kinda magical Lyrical meditative unny and insightful Makes you respect our long rugby tradition AND love the arts even than you thought you already did Always remember that you are absolutely uniue Just like everyone else Margaret MeadI have never before used the word uniue to describe a book I know every book is somehow different Flight, Vol. 7 from the millions of others composed since the development of cave painting even plagiarists apply their own owningerprints to stolen letters Yet every book I have read has somehow developed grown rom obvious previous roots since before Ovid wrote the Ilead Sometimes we see a new genre did Sherlock start detective iction Who invented orensic criminology as a sub genre Yet always there is a thread to previous workI have given 5 stars to this book not because it is great in any way except it passes my litmus test uestion Did this book change the way I think in this case about writing style which in this case is uniueLloyd Jones s little book apparently its into the historical Camp Rex fiction category because it tells a story about real people carrying out historically correct actions in a realistic recreation of the time In this case it is the story of the party of 29 young men who left New Zealand in 1905 to travel to Great Britain and play all comers at Rugby Union theirst All Blacks The story is well worth the tale A team of nobodies took on the world They played a total of thirty ive matches which included ive Tests and only lost once a controversial defeat by Wales 3 nil They scored 830 points and conceded only 39 inventing a truly new Touch of Enchantment form of rugbyootball They then played the When Dads Don't Grow Up first ever Test in France and games against Canada before returning home heroes to New ZealandThe story is than that though because as the title suggests it is largely about that apparently modern idea of FAME This was not invented by performers mobbed by the masses like Frank Sinatra the Beatles and Justin Bieber Instead this collection ofarmers boot makers builders and the like closed down entire towns when they played dominated the press Miles from Kara for months and attracted the attention of the veryirst groupies willing to do anything to get attention Pee Wee Scouts treasury (Pee Wee Scouts, from these young menTo the writing then Its only about 160 pages and is a melange of writingorms It is often straight out description rom the viewpoint of someone not named but who knows the thinking of all the players as they react to the strange new world they ind them in It s a class bound world which cannot cope with these antipodeans destroying their teams a picture of the SOCIETAL
"REVOLUTION THAT WOULD COME LESS "THAT WOULD COME LESS that would come less 10 years later with war A The author sees them as part of this revolution in this lyrical passage Einstein and Matisse caused a stirthat yearFreud came laterThey bought to the surfacehitherto unseen worldsDreams inner truththe essence of thingsand applied to them namescolourformulae. Agosto 1905 Un gruppo di ragazzi sale su una nave ad Auckland in Nuova Zelanda e inizia una lunga traversata alla volta dell'Inghilterra prima tappa di una gloriosa tournée che toccherà paesi lontani e misteriosi Città splendenti moderne e caoticheTra di loro ci sono due calzolai due abbri tre agricoltori un caporeparto del mattatoio due minatori un impiegato statale e uno di banca un ex antino due corridori professionisti e un maestro d'ascia Sono i mitici All Blacks Ma uesti ragazzi ancora non sanno che il loro destino sarà uello di diventare una leggenda del rugby e di conuistare il mondoGiocano la prima partita nel Devon ed è una sorprendente vittoria È sol. The book is also High Heat filled with lists menusrom dinners players and how they earned their living in an amateur age Dance Cards injury lists and many other apparently random details which actually complete the picture There are also chunks of dialogue carrying out the same unction There are chunks in poetic orm like this recognition of the irst signs of ame By now we d moved rom the world of ordinary menwe were the stuff of the shop windowWhat children s birthdays are made ofWe were ChristmasThe bubble in the popThe jam on the breadWe were the place smiles come rom People locked To See Usas The Did see usas the did African pigmiessword swallowing Moroccansthe bloated Japanese carpand Annette Kellermanat the London HippodromeWe who had come to discover ound ourselves discoveredand in the process discovered ourselves I am sure these rugby boyos would not have had the lyricism and sense of the place in history that author Jones does when he puts
in the place other conuerors as in The walk along the cliffsthe snare of historyin the whitish airNo one talking andbecause of ituite naturally our thoughtsturning toVikings I am a rugby an although not an All Black lover but I appreciated this or than the Lots of Hearts football but the insight into the nature ofame These 27 ootballers saw than the allocated 15 minutes with accomplishments that changed a their country place in the world and the nature of the game they played I think many an athlete would benefit rom considering One by one we tapped on the shoulder by our Maker I loved this book so much when I was reading it I wanted to share uotations Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession with Weight Loss from almost every page Every page of The Book of Fame isood Don't Hex with Texas for thoughtOstensibly The Book of Fame is a book is about a rugby tour but it s about much than that The Book of Fame is a meditation on celebrity and how the ordinary blokesrom a ootball team learned their strange new place in a world remote rom everything they knew Outside Tussaud s we noticed that unless you were a Lord or Viscount or Admiral you worked hard to get your name in the newspaper Something out of the ordinary pitched your name Black Women Writers (1950-1980): A Critical Evaluation forward For example the woman who spentifty one years in bed after a mistaken diagnosis or a much younger woman who died of apoplexy Pajama Party from laughter at a pantomime Shooting himself with a revolver Baron Salomon de Gunsborgormerly a banker committed suicide in Paris yesterday Miss Morris a teacher in high school in Chesterfield Iowa was lecturing on electricity when she was struck by lightning The yacht Catarina in which the absconding French bank clerk Galley sailed to South America is due at Gospert in about a week s time So we were surprised when we Bunco Babes Tell All found ourselves in the Illustrated London News sharing the limelight with the Russian uprising portraits of Tolstoy the auctioning of Napoleon s chair and a series of illustrations demonstrating the Indian method of using elephants to crush offenders to death pp 56 57 To read the rest of my review please visit Lloyd Jones has written uite an unconventional book It is aictionalized account of the 1905 rugby tour by the New Zealand team to the British Isles and France This team became known as The Originals and they achieved legendary status both where they tou. O l'inizio Da uel momento in poi mietono un successo dopo l'altro Il pubblico li adora Le signore li coccolano I mariti li invidiano Per loro vengono organizzate cene balli e serate di gala Sono ospitati e accolti con ogni onore in molte città della vecchia Europa dall'Inghilterra all'Irlanda alla Scozia al Galles alla Francia Curiosi e smarriti attraversano il Nuovo MondoOgnuno di loro possiede una buona dose di coraggio ingenuità elegante naturalezza e generosità senza pari Un irrefrenabile piacere di giocare insieme e uno spirito di suadra erreo e indiscutibile A dicembre a soli uattro mesi dalla partenza sono già i «meravigliosi All Blacks» che nella classic. ,them in the place of other as in The walk along the