Chance Is A Fine Thing: 50 Years In New Zealand
By Philip Temple
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A compelling and thoughtful memoir about a significant figure on New Zealand's literary - and natural - landscape. 'The stories that I think worth telling are of how, as a young
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Chance Is A Fine Thing: 50 Years In New Zealand
9781775531562
Random House New Zealand
3 October 2014
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Author Biography

Philip Temple is an award-winning New Zealand author and photographer with more than 30 non-fiction books, novels, guides and children's books to his credit. He is also a leading television documentary writer and editor, and was formerly features editor of The New Zealand Listener and associate editor of Landfall, and has worked as an outdoor educator. In his youth he was a prominent mountaineer, climbing in the Southern Alps, and making original explorations and first ascents in New Guinea and the sub-Antarctic. During the course of these he travelled with such legendary mountain explorers as Heinrich Harrer and H.W. 'Bill' Tilman. He has a strong interest in ecology and was a vigorous campaigner for the MMP electoral system. Born in Yorkshire and educated in London, he emigrated to New Zealand aged 18, and now lives in Dunedin with his wife, poet and novelist Diane Brown. See more at www.philiptemple.com.