y Trifecta : The Ultimate Robert G. Barrett Collection selected work   novel   column  
Issue Details: First known date: 2004 2004
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Notes

  • Includes a Les Norton trivia quiz and answers.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2004 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Mud Crab Boogie, Robert G. Barrett , 1998 single work novel crime

'Extreme Water Polo is the water polo of the 90s. And when Les Norton catches the semi-final on tV he is amazed to see that the man behind Extreme Polo is his old mate, Neville 'Nizegy' Nixon. So when Neville calls out of the blue and asks Les to drive the Murrumbidgee Mud Crabs up to Sydney for the final, Les takes him on. But things are never as simple as they seem and Les finds himself drawn into an hilarious adventure involving the Mud Crabs. Extreme Water Polo is the water polo of the 90s. And when Les Norton catches the semi-final on tV he is amazed to see that the man behind Extreme Polo is his old mate, Neville 'Nizegy' Nixon. So when Neville calls out of the blue and asks Les to drive the Murrumbidgee Mud Crabs up to Sydney for the final, Les takes him on. But things are never as simple as they seem and Les finds himself drawn into an hilarious adventure involving the Mud Crabs.' (Publication summary)

(p. 1-188)
The Wind and the Monkey, Robert G. Barrett , 1999 single work novel thriller

'A week's holiday in Shoal Bay courtesy of Price Galese? Sweet. Help Eddie Salita pop a bent copper named Fishcake Fyshbyrne while you're up there? No worries. Solve a mystery on Virgin Island with a sweet little girl named Digger? You beauty! Les Norton, the lovable larrikin from the sunshine state, is back and is heading north, with a little bit of work and a hell of a lot of play in mind. But he had better watch out for hungry sharks and local louts with no manners; and gung-ho federal police with no bloody idea! As the saying goes, he don't go looking for trouble, trouble comes looking for him. Set in Port Stephens, Robert G. Barrett's latest Les Norton adventure the Wind and the Monkey is a romance as well as an adventure and proves once again Bob's enormous appeal to both men and women readers.' (Publication summary)

(p. 189-369)
So What Do You Reckon?, Robert G. Barrett , 1997 selected work column

'An amusing, often outrageous, collection of the best columns Robert G. Barrett wrote for People magazine, focusing on Australian life and its heroes and villains. Together these columns represent an often funny, always entertaining and uniquely telling assessment of modern-day Australia' (1997 publication blurb).

'There was a time when Robert G. Barrett was 'in his forties, out of gaol, out of work, had three books published, but was stone motherless broke'. Political correctness had him confused and he had no desire to be more literary, even if he was the author of books that had been described as ‘the scatological nadir of the pile' and 'insidiously revolting ... pray God they don't get published overseas'. Then, through a twist of fate and good fortune, along came People magazine, who signed Barrett to produce a weekly column focusing on Australian life and its heroes and villains. So What Do You Reckon? is a collection of the best of these columns. Many are outrageous and all are written in Barrett's highly popular and immediately recognisable style. Together they represent an often funny, always entertaining and uniquely telling assessment of modern-day Australia' (2016 Bolinda Audio blurb).

(p. 371-557)

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