7 Nov 2010

Paul Lewis - The Life of Sir Terry McLean

From Sunday Morning, 10:06 am on 7 November 2010

For more than 40 years, TP McLean was regarded as New Zealand's foremost sports writer. What is less well-known is that McLean was also a soldier, a policeman, and spy. He kept many secrets that were not revealed until his death aged 90, when his son began sorting his personal papers. Paul Lewis uses much of this paperwork as the basis for his biography and he reveals that despite the stories he wrote on others, parts of McLean's life remain a mystery. 'TP: The Life and Times of Sir Terry McLean', by Paul Lewis with Jock McLean is published by HarperCollins.