Bob Molloy Uncovers an Almost Forgotten Legacy in Published Book

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“Colossus Unsung” showcases the riveting and inspiring life story of Edward Selby Little. This book will be featured at the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany, on October 10-14, 2012.

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“No archaeologist unearthing an ancient artifact could have felt more excitement than I did in digging through the dry archives to find the story of Edward Selby Little,” Inspired by his excitement and pride, and the desire to share his discoveries to the world, author Bob Molloy takes readers into his exploration of the story of this obscure figure who spanned the reign of five English monarchs from Victoria to George VI in Colossus Unsung.

In this book, Molloy asserts that Edward Selby Little didn’t spring to mind full-blown but rather formed slowly, line by line, like a picture downloading from a particularly clunky website. At first he was a name only, mentioned as one of the old “China hands” who had established the citrus industry in Kerikeri, then a small hamlet in the far north of New Zealand; but he proved to be more than that. He was an extraordinary Victorian who lived in the reigns of five monarchs and affected events on three continents. The loose cannon feared by all administrations, he faced down Chinese bandits and British bureaucrats alike to change the course of history. Incredibly, his legacy is almost unheard of, his story untold. Truly, until now, a Colossus Unsung.

No dry as dust biography this, Colossus Unsung is an engrossing account of the life of a powerful personality—an almost forgotten legacy that will surely inspire readers in so many ways.

This book will be featured at the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany, on October 10-14, 2012.

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About the Author
Bob Molloy is a former award-winning journalist and investigative reporter who spent several years researching the life of this incredible character.

Colossus Unsung * by Bob Molloy
Publication Date: November 12, 2011
Trade Paperback; NZ$34.99; 198 pages; 978-1-4653-0037-9
Trade Hardback; NZ$54.99; 198 pages; 978-1-4653-0038-6
Ebook; $9.99; 978-1-4628-4994-9

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at 0800-891-366. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (09) 353-1455 or call 0800-891-366.

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