'Mister Pip' is the first of Lloyd Jones's books to be published in the UK. He lives in Wellington, New Zealand.
'This starkly beautiful book ... tackles the origin of myth, the creation and nature of man-made beauty, and the sense of self New Zealanders have both as individuals and as a nation' -- The Age 'Impressionistic and very vivid account of the birth of a sporting legend' -- Good Book Guide PRAISE FOR LLOYD JONES -- - 'Jones proves sly, engaging, worth-reading and even re-reading' -- London Review of Books 'Being a truthful writer, Jones sees nothing; neither his heroes nor his villains in black and white. His is a bold inquiry into the way that we construct and repair our communities, and ourselves, with stories old and new' -- The Times 'Lloyd Jones gives the tired post-colonial themes of self-reinvention ! a fresh, ingenious twist but his real achievement is bringing life and depth to his characters' -- Sunday Telegraph 'Lloyd Jones brings to life the transformative power of fiction' -- Sunday Times 'Intriguing' -- Sally Bunn. Shropshire Star 'Intriguing' -- Sally Bunn. Shropshire Star