Book; Australia According to Hoges - Paul Hogan


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Laugh out loud yarns and stories from a legendary iconic Australian and author of the hilarious bestselling memoir THE TAP DANCING KNIFE THROWER

Paul Hogan's ancestors were a couple of Irish blow-ins who arrived in the colony of New South Wales by boat, with a little assistance from the judges of the Old Bailey. Blow-ins from everywhere have been coming ever since, and while it hasn't always been a walk in the park, Hoges reckons this mixed-up mob of old and new inhabitants works most of the time. In fact, according to Hoges, Australia may well be the best country on earth.

In Australia According to Hoges, the comedy legend explores some of the highways and byways of his country's past and present to map out all that is strange, marvellous and majestic about his homeland and why Australia qualifies as the Eighth Wonder of the World.

From the rich and ancient culture of the island continent's Original human inhabitants to its prison-farm phase, from a baptism by fire through wars and depression to a passion for sport, gambling and outdoor cookery, and from the influence of Marlon Brando on a teenager from Sydney's western suburbs to the culinary wonders brought by new arrivals from all around the world, Hoges portrays a nation that believes in a fair go for all and never takes itself too seriously.

Full of laugh-out-loud yarns from Hoges' and the nation's past, Australia According to Hoges is a love letter to Down Under. As Hoges says, 'We're not perfect, but we're working on it.'

ISBN: 9781460762295
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
288 pages

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