Straight to the Pool Room

Straight to the Pool Room

Hardback (28 Nov 2020) | English

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Aussie slang has a long and honourable history. From the convict days to the present day, we have excelled in the put down, the humorous summing up, the effortless jibe that leaves the target lost for words...

From 'blind as a welder's dog' and Bob Hawke being 'like a greased snake on an oiled floor' to 'two stubbies short of a six pack' this book is a collection of true gems of the Aussie idiom.

Peter FitzSimons - Australia's greatest storyteller - and his son Jake have compiled this selection, a compendium of true riches. Peter has long been a teller of our national stories, and in this book he presents the essence of Australian-ness.

From 'short arms and deep pockets' (a mean person) to those who 'run like a hairy goat' - there's something here for everyone. The perfect gift for Father's Day!

About the Publisher

Hachette Australia

Hachette Australia

Little, Brown is the literary hardback imprint that feeds into our Abacus paperback list. We publish across a wide range of areas, including fiction, history, memoir, science and travel, but within this diverse list the vast majority of books have in common a strong narrative and a distinctive voice.

Book information

ISBN: 9780733644955
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Hachette Australia
Pub date:
DEWEY: 427.994
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 300g
Height: 204mm
Width: 131mm