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  • By melydia
    Apr 12, 2010
    A memoir about two trips to New Zealand, twenty years apart: first for Skyring's honeymoon, then another trip with his wife and two teenage children. This is a fun and friendly narrative, with plenty of rich detail. I especially enjoyed the little historical anecdotes, like the toilets on ships and the Maori's sound defeat of the British. Skyring's side comments, particularly when dealing with language, are often quite funny. (One such example: his assurance that Wakatipu is not widely pronounced "Wakkity-poo", especially by locals.) As an American, Australia and New Zealand are quite closely connected in my mind, but Skyring's adventures reminded me that they are indeed two separate countries. However, amidst all the humor, there is no mistaking Skyring's abundant awe and respect for the beautiful land and people he encounters. I nearly salivated at some of the scenery he describes. I would recommend this thin book to other BookCrossers, of course, but also to anyone who... More > enjoys travelogues. This certainly whetted my appetite for New Zealand.< Less
  • By The Lights and the Beautiful Lady
    Oct 15, 2009
    "Entertaining and informative" As a fellow member of, I couldn't help but be intrigued by a book about BookCrossing. This book is written with a wonderful sense of adventure and humor, and provides a wonderful glimpse of New Zealand and its history. The liberal sprinkling of BookCrossing anecdotes are just the icing on the cake!
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Product Details

Lulu Enterprises, Inc.
June 6, 2004
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.56 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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