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  • Published: 4 August 2008
  • ISBN: 9780143009856
  • Imprint: Raupo
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $38.00
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Off The Track: More Tales from the New Zealand Bush



'Those of you with a sense of humour, a love of hunting and a liking for yarns about the characters that roam the New Zealand mountains, this book is for you.'
With Off the Track, 'Big Al' once again revisits his beloved terrain: yarns of off-road New Zealand. With his characteristic humour and love for the land - and larrikin mates firmly by his side - Al recounts numerous trials and tribulations from recent hunting expeditions, including such things as cooking dinner with a flame thrower, knocking off plenty of pig and deer (and plenty more making a lucky escape), rats in lunchboxes, accidentally blowing up bridges, snow avalanches, a suicidal Canadian goose, and a burial at sea!
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  • Published: 4 August 2008
  • ISBN: 9780143009856
  • Imprint: Raupo
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $38.00
Categories:

About the author

Al Lester

Al Lester was born in Nelson, the second youngest of four children. As a young man, he played rugby, golf, softball and basketball, all at representative level. He even clocked up 125 skydives before moving on to his adult life.

After eight years in banking, Al jumped ship and, in 1985, joined the New Zealand Police. At a solid 6'4", perhaps he was better suited to the latter role. He was drawn to the investigation side of policing and spent 28 years working in the Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) as a detective and detective sergeant. Al handed in his handcuffs at age 55, while still in possession of his sense of humour and most of his marbles.

Al is also the author of nine books of hunting yarns and is still an avid hunter with a love of the mountains and a liking for a cold beer.

He lives in Christchurch.

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