Description - Still Travelling by Mal Leyland
'At a time when the outback was still a forbidding, remote frontier, the Leyland brothers brought it into people's homes through their many documentaries and successful television series. In doing so they persuaded thousands of Aussies out on to the road, starting the four-wheel-drive revolution and contributing to a huge recreational industry.' Neil McDonald, Herald-Sun
Mike and Mal Leyland's first step towards becoming beloved Aussie icons came with the screening of their hazardous trip down the length of the Darling River in a five-metre aluminium dinghy. They went on to have numerous adventures, culminating in their ground-breaking TV series, Ask the Leyland Brothers, in which they travelled to unusual or far-flung places around Australia at viewers' requests.
In this revealing memoir, Mal Leyland takes us through his eventful life, from his 'ten-pound-Pom' immigrant childhood, adventuring with Mike through outback Australia, the brothers' sometimes stormy relationship, their dramatic rise to success as filmmakers, their devastating financial losses, Mal's triumph over cancer to his ongoing travels with his beloved wife of 45 years, Laraine.
Ever the adventurer, Mal Leyland has continued to explore our beautiful and dangerous country. Still Travelling is his compelling account of a life lived to the full.
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Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 153mm x mm)
Allen & Unwin
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Author Biography - Mal Leyland
In their heyday, the Leyland Brothers published 14 books about their adventures, mainly with Golden Press and Lansdowne. Mike Leyland is now dead; this is Mal's first book on his own.