Jack Lasenby

Aunt Effie's Ark 

Right from the start I’ve loved Jack’s writing, his surreal yet earthy imagination, his compassion, his insistence that we remember and understand his beloved Waharoa in the 1930’s, but most of all his humour. 

There is something in the liquid, layered world he creates, the ability of his wonderful characters to slide through barriers of time and space that reminds me of the radio serials of my childhood. The challenge is always to try and match the cover image with the outrageousness of the lies inside.

 

Mr Bluenose

Mr Bluenose

 

When mum went funny

When Mum Went Funny

 

Whistling Bull

Uncle Trev and His Whistling Bull

 

Jack at awards
Jack at the awards

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