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eBook On Our Selection download ISBN: 0670900478
Publisher: Viking / Penguin Books
Language: English
Pages: 445
ePub: 1866 kb
Fb2: 1993 kb
Rating: 4.6
Other formats: lrf lrf lit azw
Category: Other

Comments: (6)
Steele Rudd gives us a book full of short stories about the misadventures of a family trying to survive on a prickle farm. Hard times and hard luck dealt with in typical Australian humour. You'll laugh, maybe cry a little, but you won't regret the experience.
I remember reading this book as a teenager growing up in rural Australia.
I could relate to it since it reflected some of the hardships my family had; trying to raise five children on a farm, that was always indebted to the bank and town merchants.
In the 1950's there was a serial on the radio, called "Dad and Dave", that was based on the books main characters.
So, after fifty years it was a nostalgic journey to read the book again.
It's not Bill Bryson or Dave Barry, but if you were raised poor. you can still laugh at the anecdotes.
I love books that let us into the lives of those who pioneered this land of Australia. Living in a slab hut and trying to keep a family alive in primitive circumstances. After reading this book and the "New Selection" I just ahd to go on the web and download short videos of the Rudds.
This book may be very old but is still as enjoyable to read today as it was when first published. It is full of Aussie humor and there is a smile on nearly every page, some passages had me laughing out loud. But be warned, if you did not grow up in the Aussie bush you may not see the funny situations as they are perceived by the author.
I thoroughly recommend this book to all.
Classic early 20th century Aussi humour, a la Dad and Dave. The text layout is very basic. There are no illustrations. A fun read.
This was one of my Grannies favourite books in the early 1900s so I thought I would read it. I guess she liked it because it made her life in rural NZ at that time seem quite luxurious by comparison. I am picking this was probably the inspiration for the long running radio serial "Dad n Dave" that I listened to growing up in the 50s. Rather gruesome and sad in parts it is well written and give a snapshot of life in outback Australia over 100 years ago.