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Hang on a Minute Mate

Hang on a Minute Mate is the second novel from New Zealand writer Barry Crump. Published in 1961, in this book we are introduced to the character Sam Cash, who also appears in later Crump books. Sam is a "rough and ready" type, jack-of-all-trades, who operates to his own code of honour, challenges authority, and loves to spin a yarn (tell a long-winded and improbable story) at any opportunity. The characters and events of the book recall the post-WW2 years of New Zealand, and appeal to cherished national stereotypes of resourcefulness and independence.

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