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William McInnes


Hachette Australia

Nostalgia: general;
Travel & holiday;
Travel writing


304 pages

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Remember those long, languid holidays when the only decisions to be made were what to pack in the Esky and who should get the front seat on the drive to the beach? Let William McInnes reignite your nostalgia for holidays past, and give you a taste of the boundless opportunities that await in holidays to come in this book about our love affair with life away from the everyday.

This book will take you back to the holidays you had as a kid and remind you of the ones you've had with your own family or friends or even the ones where you've flown solo. Holidays are the runway to possibilities - a romantic sunset, the spare seat at breakfast being taken by an attractive stranger, a miraculous airline upgrade - or missing bags, unfortunate rashes and wrong turns that lead to places you definitely did not intend to go.

Whether you are away from home and somewhere exotic or just in your own backyard on a lilo in an above-ground pool, whatever happens, you know that life is sweet because you're on HOLIDAYS. Whatever kind of holiday you've got planned, make sure you pack this warm and funny celebration of Australia's favourite national pastime.

By:   William McInnes
Imprint:   Hachette Australia
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 157mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   414g
ISBN:   9780733633126
ISBN 10:   0733633129
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   November 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

William McInnes is one of Australia's most popular writers, delighting readers with his memoirs A Man's Got to have a Hobby and That'd be Right, his novels Cricket Kings and The Laughing Clowns, and his insight into Australian life since the 1940s, written with Essential Media and Entertainment, The Making of Modern Australia. In 2011, with his wife Sarah Watt he co-wrote Worse Things Happen at Sea, which was named the best non-fiction title in the ABIA and the Indie Awards in 2012. Also an award-winning actor, William has won two Logies and an AFI Award for Best Actor for his role in the film Unfinished Sky. He received critical and public acclaim for his leading role in the film Look Both Ways, written and directed by Sarah Watt, and recently starred in the ABC television series The Time of Our Lives and Hello Birdie. William McInnes grew up in Queensland and now lives in Melbourne with his two children.

...skilfully constructed...insightful, understated and very funny - Sydney Morning Herald on THE LAUGHING CLOWNS THE MAKING OF MODERN AUSTRALIA is a ripper - THE CANBERRA TIMES William McInnes compels with the sheer delightfulness of his memoir, and with his fine ability to spin a damn funny yarn - Sunday Telegraph on A MAN'S GOT TO HAVE A HOBBY funny and clever - Daily Telegraph on THAT'D BE RIGHT A big-hearted novel with character - Sunday Telegraph on CRICKET KINGS It's all here, showing the author in a calm and satisfied position, able to find the joy in the mundane and the slightly absurd in the ordinary - Geelong Advertiser Told with his usual sense of humour, this will be of interest to holidaymakers of all ages - Illawarra Mercury

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