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Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
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'From one of Australia’s favourite actors comes a classic memoir of an Australian childhood in the sixties. Young Steve was a larrikin, happy-go-lucky, resilient kid, coming of age in a simpler time. Growing up on a farm cut from virgin scrub at the end of a lake, a farm called Stillways, Steve daydreamed about cars and escape. His story is about him hero-worshipping his older brother with Brylcreem in his hair; going to school as a young kid with bus money knotted into a hanky and clutching his Globite schoolcase; fighting bullies at school and dreaming about girls; being amazed at the first television in town; remembering where he was when Marilyn Monroe died... But there’s a darker thread running through the story: the father who’d take out his frustrations by savagely belting his young children; a struggling mother who’d do anything to protect her kids; a young boy irrevocably marked by his father’s anger.

'Endearing, funny, honest and unflinching–this memoir will become an Australian classic. ' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Krissie

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2013 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 297p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 August 2013
      ISBN: 9780732297848

Works about this Work

Actor Joins Shortlist for Book Award Susan Wyndham , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 July 2014; (p. 20)
Fruitful Crop of Memories from Actor's Bush Boyhood Tim McGuire , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17-18 August 2013; (p. 22)

— Review of Stillways : A Memoir Steve Bisley 2013 single work autobiography
Home Truths Susan Chenery , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 July 2013; (p. 8-9)

— Review of Stillways : A Memoir Steve Bisley 2013 single work autobiography
Memories Cut Deeply Caris Bizzaca , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1 August 2013; (p. 52)

— Review of Stillways : A Memoir Steve Bisley 2013 single work autobiography
Portrait of the Actors as Youths Different Strokes for Different Folks Brian McFarlane , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 September 2013; The Age , 14 September 2013; The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 September 2013; (p. 35)

— Review of Stillways : A Memoir Steve Bisley 2013 single work autobiography ; Shane Jacobson : The Long Road to Overnight Success Shane Jacobson 2013 single work autobiography
Well Read Katharine England , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 August 2013; (p. 22)

— Review of Stillways : A Memoir Steve Bisley 2013 single work autobiography ; His Stupid Boyhood : A Memoir Peter Goldsworthy 2013 single work autobiography
Review : Stillways: A Memoir Walter Mason , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , December/January 2013; (p. 55)

— Review of Stillways : A Memoir Steve Bisley 2013 single work autobiography
Home Truths Susan Chenery , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 July 2013; (p. 8-9)

— Review of Stillways : A Memoir Steve Bisley 2013 single work autobiography
Memories Cut Deeply Caris Bizzaca , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1 August 2013; (p. 52)

— Review of Stillways : A Memoir Steve Bisley 2013 single work autobiography
Fruitful Crop of Memories from Actor's Bush Boyhood Tim McGuire , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17-18 August 2013; (p. 22)

— Review of Stillways : A Memoir Steve Bisley 2013 single work autobiography
Portrait of the Actors as Youths Different Strokes for Different Folks Brian McFarlane , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 September 2013; The Age , 14 September 2013; The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 September 2013; (p. 35)

— Review of Stillways : A Memoir Steve Bisley 2013 single work autobiography ; Shane Jacobson : The Long Road to Overnight Success Shane Jacobson 2013 single work autobiography
Well Read Katharine England , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 August 2013; (p. 22)

— Review of Stillways : A Memoir Steve Bisley 2013 single work autobiography ; His Stupid Boyhood : A Memoir Peter Goldsworthy 2013 single work autobiography
Review : Stillways: A Memoir Walter Mason , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , December/January 2013; (p. 55)

— Review of Stillways : A Memoir Steve Bisley 2013 single work autobiography
Actor Joins Shortlist for Book Award Susan Wyndham , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 July 2014; (p. 20)
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