How wild is the West Coast? And is t to the Coast or the Coasters that the wildness properly belongs? There is no doubt about the wildness and grandeur of the natural setting, but it is not mainly of scenery that the author writes in this hilarious book.
According to Mr Hobbs, who knew it all, for he lived and worked among them, West Coasters can be exasperating, cantankerous and unpredictable; but they are also the nicest people in New Zealand, famous throughout the land for their hospitality, for their humour – which is more than a little Irish – and their zest for life.
From these pages, packed with good stories, grim as well as amusing, emerges a picture of a distinctive region, and of its people – members of that most exclusive club in New Zealand, the wild West Coast.
Softcover, 158 pages. In good pre-loved condition with the exception of some age spots, crease along the spine, and some of the plastic coating on the cover lifting.