From Kiwifruit and L&P to jandals and swanndris; bungy jumping and marching girls to buzzy bees and the A&P show. This book looks at the history and amusing stories behind our national icons and favourite things. By Graham Hutchins.
Patched I haven't read anything that gets so deep and detailed into the New Zealand gang scene. The brutality and toughness of the information is tempered by academic rigour - so the violence never feels gratuitous.