We are now accepting books on exchange and credits to shop cards.
We are not buying stock for cash yet. We are operating under Level 2 restrictions.
Please note that we will require you
* to wear a mask at all times whilst instore
* sign in and sanitise your hands at entry
* maintain a 2m distance between you and other browsing customers
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Our next book club meeting is on Monday 13 December at 6pm. Check out Facebook or email us to find out more.
Old Heroes is regarded by many as a classic in the annals of New Zealand sports publishing. Some critics, in fact, regard the book as the finest sports book ever published in New Zealand. In Old Heroes (first published in 1991) Warwick Roger sets out to discover what it was that made 1956, the year the Springboks suffered their first series defeat at the hands of the All Blacks, so special, for himself, and for the country. Through his own recollections of '56 - his eleventh year - and those of his contemporaries, older fans sports commentators and the 'old heroes' - the players on both sides - he compiles a vivid profile of a unique time in New Zealand's social history. Above all, it was a time when sport - particularly rugby - was the chief diversion and New Zealand displayed its national cohesion nowhere more clearly than in its determination to beat the Springboks. The sporting heroes - Jones, van Vollenhoven, Clarke, Viviers, Jarden, Rosenberg, Hemi.. From a rich kaleidoscope of impressions Old Heroes distils a powerful and haunting spirit that brings a country's identity, then and now, into sharp focus...