And be Home Before Dark by Roland Rocchiccioli
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And be Home Before Dark
By Roland Rocchiccioli

And be Home Before Dark

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And be Home Before Dark by Roland Rocchiccioli

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Roland Rocchiccioli spent his childhood watching the unfolding dramas in Gwalia, a town on the north-eastern goldfields of Western Australia - the pit ponies that lived in the mines and went blind when they resurfaced; the men who lay in the bushes outside his house, waiting to jump his stepfather; and the women who dispensed advice on 'the polio' with their cheese and lettuce sandwiches. He saw the population of crickets take over their chook house, the priest who wouldn't dance with women in public but bedded half the town in private, and the mother who refused to toe the line of 1950s Australia. In this confronting, revealing and frequently hilarious memoir, Roland recounts his formative years in the tough goldfields town, bringing to life his cantankerous mother, Beria, her husband, Ginger, and Slavic lover, Steve, along with an unforgettable cast of rogues and renegades. It is an evocative portrait of a unique childhood in an Australia that no longer exists.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781740665513
ISBN-10: 1740665511
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 157mm x 27mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Hardie Grant Books
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Roland Rocchiccioli

Roland Rocchiccioli grew up in Gwalia, in the north-eastern goldfi elds of Western Australia where his father, Ginger, was a labourer and prospector. At the age of 18 Roland left for the big smoke, and for the past 40-odd years has worked as a trained dancer, stage manager, stage director and TV impresario both in Australia and abroad.

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