About the Book

An affectionate and hilarious tribute to the childhood of another era, from one of Australia's favourite authors

A memoir of love, laughter, loss and billycarts Peter FitzSimons's account of growing up on the rural outskirts of Sydney in the 1960s is first and foremost a tribute to family. But it is also a salute to times and generations past, when praise was understated but love unstinting; work was hard and values clear; when people stood by each other in adversity. Above all, in the FitzSimons home, days were for doing. In this rollicking and often hilarious memoir, Peter describes a childhood of mischief, camaraderie, eccentric characters, drama - and constant love and generosity. the childhood of a simpler time. this edition now includes supplementary reading group notes.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780732293086
  • ISBN 10: 0732293081
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 01/08/2011
  • Pages: 416
  • List Price: 24.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs

Biography

Peter FitzSimons is a journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald. He is the author of over twenty-seven books - including biographies of Charles Kingsford Smith, Nancy Wake, Kim Beazley, Nene King, Nick Farr-Jones, Steve Waugh and John Eales - and is one of Australia's biggest selling non-fiction authors of the last fifteen years.


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