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This is an auction for MY BOY JACK: THE SEARCH FOR KIPLING'S ONLY SON by Tonie & Valmai Holt. review:

"'My Boy Jack?' is the first biography of John Kipling, woven around the extraordinary story of Rudyard Kipling's search for his son. The authors, Tonie and Valmai Holt, intrigued by this unusual and newsworthy action felt drawn into taking the investigation further, to examine the evidence and to question the identification."

"Rudyard Kipling lost his son in the battle of Loos in September 1915 and spent the rest of his life looking for his body. In July 1992 the Commonwealth War Graves Commission claimed to have found it buried in St Mary's ADS Cemetery near Loos. We doubted the argument used to identify the body and began to research the facts surrounding the boy's death and the Commissions argument. What started as pure research turned into a biography of John Kipling (the 'Jack' in the poem - it was written for him) and this book is part detective story and part the life of a previously under-rated young man who died in his first battle at the age of 18. We also give our views about the reliability of the Commisson's 'identification' - we would be interested to hear yours."
- Tonie & Valmai Holt

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Large format (trade) paperback 2008.

237 pages.

12 pages of photographgs.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $6.40 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $8.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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