Issue Details: First known date: 2008 2008
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'This book is about the people I met as I crisscrossed Australia by train and plane and L-plated car: the undefeated dreamers and wild-hearted romantics, the obsessed hobbyists and beautiful failures. It is about heroes and legends, illusions, delusions and hope, and one or two men with shit for brains who ought to be locked up.'

'As anyone who's ever read Mark Dapin's column and features in Good Weekend knows, he's an immensely funny, acute and vivid observer of Australian life. In Strange Country, he takes us on a journey through a very different Australia - a country that's eccentric, puzzling, big-hearted, small-minded, nostalgic and sometimes just plain mad. From the last travelling boxing tent and feral urban sewer rats to Vietnam Veteran bikies and the annual Parkes Elvis Festival, his writing illuminates the stranger side of Australian life in a travel book like no other.' (Publisher's blurb)

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Armchair Journey Bruce Elder , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 November 2008; (p. 5) The Age , 29 November 2008; (p. 5)

— Review of Strange Country : Travels in a Very Different Australia Mark Dapin 2008 single work prose
Armchair Journey Bruce Elder , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 November 2008; (p. 5) The Age , 29 November 2008; (p. 5)

— Review of Strange Country : Travels in a Very Different Australia Mark Dapin 2008 single work prose
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