When Barry Crump died on July 3, 1996, the public outpouring ogrief was quite extraordinary. Barry had seemed so much part of the New Zealand landscape, and such a larger ti1n life character, that we all felt it was impossible that he could no longer be with us. He seemed invincible.
Barry has left an inestimable legacy. His 24 books have sold more than a million copies, and are destined to be bestsellers for many years to come. He allowed New Zealanders to feel comfortable reading about themselves, and his novels encouraged us to laugh about and rejoice in the characteristics that make us unique.
Barry was many things to many people. He was an enigma who defied pigeon-holing. This book is a celebration of Barry by the people who worked with him, or knew and loved the special private side of a very public person. Some contributors shared significant moments of his life, and there were many such moments ii sixty-one years of extraordinary adventures and experiences.
Extracts from Barrys books, some of his poems, the first chapter of the last book he was working on, and his private photograph collection are also featured.
A Tribute to Crumpy is a salute to a remarkable New Zealander who captured our hearts and imaginations. Thanks for thelnemories, Barry!
Hardback, 1996, 216pages, very good condition, name in end page