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New Zealand with a Hobbit Botherer
by Annette Gisby

Release Date: 01/01/06
Genre: Humor
Pages: 218
Publisher: Lulu Publishing
Format ISBN Price
Print 141165644X 16.86
Author Page: Annette Gisby
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What would you do if your spouse becomes addicted to Lord of the Rings and swoons every time Orlando Bloom's name is mentioned? (Thud, quick, fetch the smelling salts!)

How about taking the advice of a strange apparition that reveals itself in a dream? An apparition that looks remarkably like the director of the movies, Peter Jackson, but not quite remarkably enough to prompt legal action.

An apparition that recommends touring New Zealand in an effort to prove that its sheep pastures aren't really filled by frolicking Hobbits. Just sheep and the occasional zorbing local. This is the hilarious tale of such a tour, featuring snow capped mountains and turquoise lakes, flightless birds and flying cattle, bungy jumping grannies and the carrot mafia, strange yellow eyes peering up from a road map and hotel receptionists always desperate to know win you are living.

This book is such a tale.

"I laughed so hard I could barely breathe!" - Tami Brady, TCM Reviews.

"You'll also learn a lot about a colorful land and its rich history, because in between nuggets of humor John Gisby provides plenty of solid facts about New Zealand. He's not only an entertaining writer, but an informative one, too. " - Nina M. Osier, author of Rough Rider.

"It isn't necessary to be a fan of the Lord of the Rings movies to enjoy this chronicle of the author's trip through New Zealand to see where filming took place but fandom would add another level of appreciation to this humorous travelogue." - Maryann Miller, ForeWord magazine.


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