On Being Australian
Edited by Peter Goldsworthy
Normal Price: $27.95
Your Price: $23.48 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.47! (16% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.17 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 7-10 days
True Blue? by Peter Goldsworthy
Book DescriptionAustralians mostly live in cities, yet many of our favourite movie characters are working men from the bush. We revere our sporting heroes, yet we prize their larrikin irreverence. Each year we enthusiastically commemorate a battle we lost...What makes us Australian? Why is it so hard to put a finger on what makes us unique? ..At the beginning of this new century, waves of immigration and our embrace of a wider world have made Australia a highly cosmopolitan culture. This lively collection from across the continent reminds us of our varied heritage, highlights our common connections and sometimes discerns what Peter Goldsworthy calls 'a national temperament'. It shows us we have much of which to be proud...True Blue? draws together novelists, journalists, poets, cultural icons, historians, commentators, photographers and painters, old voices and new voices, who reflect on the stories we tell about ourselves and the myths we cultivate. By turns funny, ironic, penetrating, provocative and inspiring, True Blue? is a great companion for a day at the beach?or in the bush.
Buy True Blue? book by Peter Goldsworthy from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9781741750591
(215mm x 170mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: Australia
Customers who bought this also bought...
Books By Author Peter Goldsworthy
Wish, Paperback (July 2013)
Adrift after his divorce, J.J. takes a job teaching sign language to a gorilla. Their relationship takes an unexpected turn...
His Stupid Boyhood, Paperback (July 2013)View all books by Peter Goldsworthy
Few Australian writers have delved as deeply as Goldsworthy into the mysterious state of being that is childhood. Now he's applied his fascination with that stage of life to his own, from his bizarre first memories to the embarrassments of adolescence.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about True Blue? book by Peter Goldsworthy and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Peter Goldsworthy
Peter Goldsworthy is a prize-winning and best-selling novelist, short story writer, poet and librettist. His best-known novels are Maestro, Honk If You Are Jesus and Three Dog Night.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.