Now Listen Mate!

By O'Grady, John

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On Oct 27, 2013, CloggieDownunder said:
Now Listen, Mate! is a book of essays on various topics, by Australian author, John O’Grady. It starts off well with a hilarious chapter on chooks that describes some of O’Grady’s youth on a farm and includes snake traps, catching chooks and games with mercury. His chapter on language gives a potted history of the English language in its journey to Australia. From there, it all starts to go downhill: he doesn’t take his own advice in the chapter on Writers, failing to stick to what he knows (humour) and opining on God (exists), Women, Censorship (should be banned), Weddings (should be banned), Art (modern Art isn’t), Politicians (too many of them), Sex and Funerals. Very little of the opinion is at all politically correct, but then O’Grady never was. We are informed that monks wrote most of Shakespeare’s works. Some of the illustrations by Benier are quite funny. Much of the text is not. Mediocre.

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now listen, mate!

by John O'Grady

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Syber's Books ABN 15 100 960 047
Published
1974
Condition
Very Good Condition
Edition
reprint
ISBN
9780725401542
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AU$22.35

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Ure Smith, Sydney, 1974. reprint. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Benier. Signed by Author. dust jacket has a 1 inch tear at the top left of the front cover, and rubbing with loss of colour to the bottom edge of the dust jacket, small tear at the bottom right-hand corner of the front panel.… Read more
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NOW LISTEN, MATE

by O'GRADY, JOHN illustrated by BENIER

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Camberwell Books
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AU$7.44

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Ure Smith Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1974. 96 pp, b&w line drawings, 3cm clean tear to d/j front, else very good copy in like, illustrated d/j.. By the author of "They're a Weird Mob
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