y Best on Ground anthology   autobiography   prose  
Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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'Nothing unites or divides people as much as the tribal loyalty of AFL supporters. Combining passion for the game with a talent for words, seventeen writers explore the full range of supporters' emotions, from the fervour of a convert to the weariness of the long-term sufferer, the guilt of the turncoat to the joy of the flag-winner.

'These writers know what it's like to barrack and can always find a good story - and the game itself offers scenarios that are sometimes stranger than fiction. Jean Bedford's return to football might have been prompted by a life-size papier-mache model of Plugger; Sean Gorman remembers only too well when a field umpire unexpectedly took a neat chest mark; and Tony Wilson tried in vain to prolong his playing career with the Hawks by tutoring Shane Crawford in maths.

'From the Dockers to the Doggies, every club gets a guernsey - but beyond the team allegiances, this is a book for those who love footy. You'll find more than a little of yourself in the true appreciation these writers have for our national game.' (From the publisher's website.)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 2010 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Once Were Warriors, David Williamson , 2010 single work autobiography (p. 9-24)
An Affair to Remember, Tony Wilson , 2010 single work autobiography (p. 25-45)
Barracking for the Bombers, Peter Corris , 2010 single work autobiography (p. 46-60)
Nothing Like a Convert, Kate Eltham , 2010 single work autobiography (p. 61-78)
The Wiz and I, Sean Gorman , 2010 single work autobiography (p. 79-96)
Long Bomb to Snake, Damian Barrett , 2010 single work autobiography (p. 97-113)
Loving the Cats, Sophie Cunningham , 2010 single work autobiography (p. 114-127)
Tigers of Old, Malcolm Knox , 2010 single work autobiography (p. 128-140)
Winning Is Their Breath of Life, Ashley Mallett , 2010 single work autobiography (p. 141-160)
There's Only One Tony Lockett (Repeat), Jean Bedford , 2010 single work autobiography (p. 161-178)
Battle of the Birds, Damian Farrow , 2010 single work autobiography (p. 179-197)
Underdogs, Gary Tippet , 2010 single work autobiography (p. 198-214)
The Dreams of a Saints Supporter, Heather Wearne , 2010 single work autobiography (p. 215-228)
Marvellous Melbourne, Barry Oakley , 2010 single work autobiography (p. 229-240)
Nesting with Eagles, Sally Carbon , 2010 single work autobiography (p. 241-256)
The Good Old Navy Blues - And Others, Don Watson , 2010 single work autobiography (p. 257-271)
Footy, John Harms , 2010 single work prose (p. 272-280)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 2010 .
      Extent: 289p.
      Note/s:
      • Foreword by David Parkin and introduction by John Dale.
      • Includes author biographies: p. 281-286.
      • Includes list of references.
      • Publication date: 2 August 2010.
      ISBN: 9780670074600 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Pick of the Week Fiona Capp , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 14 August 2010; (p. 24)

— Review of Best on Ground 2010 anthology autobiography prose
Game for Anything Michael Sexton , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-22 August 2010; (p. 35)

— Review of Best on Ground 2010 anthology autobiography prose
Pick of the Week Fiona Capp , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 14 August 2010; (p. 24)

— Review of Best on Ground 2010 anthology autobiography prose
Game for Anything Michael Sexton , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-22 August 2010; (p. 35)

— Review of Best on Ground 2010 anthology autobiography prose
Last amended 24 Nov 2010 16:01:46
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