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Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Pattrick, Jenny

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A vivid story of ingenuity and hard slog, crooks and dreamers, bootleggers and love. In the early 1900s, the race was on to complete the railroad being cut through steep mountainsides and across deep gullies to join the two ends of the Main Trunk Line. Regardless of the impassabl...e landscape and risky heights, the engineers, chainmen, plate-layers, navvies and draught horses had to work on through horrendous weather to meet the impossible deadline. Drawn to the remote but growing settlements of the workers' tents, boarding and cookhouses came miners from Denniston, young men fresh off the boat, sly-groggers, temperance campaigners, local Maori, preachers and a varied assortment of people after a new life or a quick buck. It would take more than a leap of faith to bind this disparate group into an efficient workforce ...
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ISBN 9780143770916
Published NZ 3 Apr 2017
Publisher Random House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780143770916
Stock Available
Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Black Swan NZ
Published 3 Apr 2017
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Pattrick, Jenny
Category Historical Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 823.2
Weight 460g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade