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The Land Before Avocado: Journeys in a Lost Australia
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Richard Glover
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The Land Before Avocado: Journeys in a Lost Australia

Richard Glover


9780733339813

ABC


Fiction & Literature;
Humour;
Advocate - Today's World


Paperback

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The new book from the bestselling author of Flesh Wounds. A funny and frank look at the way Australia used to be - and just how far we have come. 'It was simpler time'. We had more fun back then'. 'Everyone could afford a house'.

There's plenty of nostalgia right now for the Australia of the past, but what was it really like?

In The Land Before Avocado, Richard Glover takes a journey to an almost unrecognisable Australia. It's a vivid portrait of a quite peculiar land: a place that is scary and weird, dangerous and incomprehensible, and, now and then, surprisingly appealing.

It's the Australia of his childhood. The Australia of the late '60s and early '70s.

Let's break the news now: they didn't have avocado.

It's a place of funny clothing and food that was appalling, but amusingly so. It is also the land of staggeringly awful attitudes - often enshrined in law - towards anybody who didn't fit in.

The Land Before Avocado will make you laugh and cry, feel angry and inspired. And leave you wondering how bizarre things were, not so long ago.

Most of all, it will make you realise how far we've come - and how much further we can go.

By:   Richard Glover
Imprint:   ABC
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   355g
ISBN:   9780733339813
ISBN 10:   0733339816
Publication Date:   October 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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