Why You Are Australian

by Nikki Gemmell

On Sale: 18/12/2017

Format:

Paperback

About the Book

A love letter to Australia, from a London exile. Includes all new updated extra chapter!

When expatriate novelist Nikki Gemmell had her children in London, she chose to give them Aussie citizenship over British. This is why.

Why You Are Australian is an examination of our country thirty years ago and today: all the glory of its sun and water - and all the darkness of tall poppies and Cronulla. How does our land look from way over there, and from right up close? A treatise about what it means to be Australian right now.

Honest, moving, provocative, uplifting - an exile's story, a mother's story, an Australian's story.

Why You Are Australian: for anyone who needs reminding.

'Achingly I want you to know what it is to be Aussie kids. Where playing barefoot is a signifier of freedom not impoverishment. Where a backyard's a given not a luxury. Where sunshine and fresh food grow children tall. Where you know what a rash shirt is and a nipper, a Paddle Pop and a Boogie Board.'

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781460755020
  • ISBN 10: 1460755022
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 18/12/2017
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price: 19.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Lifestyle, sport & leisure / Miscellaneous items

Biography

Nikki Gemmell is the best-selling author of thirteen novels, including the international bestseller, The Bride Stripped Bare, and four works of non-fiction.  Her books have been translated in 22 languages. Her new book, After, is a fiercely brave, poignant and powerful memoir which Nikki is writing in an attempt to understand the 'death of choice' of her mother.


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Author Events

Friday, May 11

Nikki Gemmell @ Kiama Readers Festival 2018, After, 9781460753057 by Nikki Gemmell will be featured on/at:

Kiama Library, Railway Parade, Kiama, NSW, 2533 and The Pavilion Kiama, 2 Bong Bong Street, Kiama, NSW, 2533.


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