Story: Cross, Ian Robert

The God boy

A photograph of a hard cover book, with a red and yellow dustwrapper picturing drawings of a boy with a bicycle, a seated man, and a standing woman holding a handbag.

Ian Cross’s first novel, The God boy (1957), became an enduringly popular New Zealand classic. This is the 1961 British edition published by André Deutsch, the first available in New Zealand.

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André Deutsch
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How to cite this page:

Ian Richards. 'Cross, Ian Robert', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2022. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 September 2023)