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Issue Details: First known date: 1986... 1986 Fishin' for Red Bream
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    y separately published work icon You Wouldn't Be Dead for Quids Robert G. Barrett , Surry Hills : Waratah Press , 1985 Z573228 1985 selected work short story humour

    'You Wouldn't Be Dead For Quids is a series of adventures involving Les Norton, a big red-headed country boy from Queensland who is forced to move on the big smoke when things get a little hot for him in his hometown.Working as a bouncer at an illegal casino up at the Cross, Les gets to meet some fascinating characters who make up the seamier side of one of the most exciting cities in the world–gamblers, conmen, bookies, bouncers, hookers and hitmen, who ply their respective trades from the golden sands of Bondi to the tainted gutters of King's Cross. . . usually on the wrong side of the law.

    'As raw as a greyhound's dinner, Les is nevertheless a top bloke–fond of a drink, loves a laugh and he's handy with his fists. And, just quietly, he's a bit of a ladies man too. . . Les Norton is undoubtedly an Australian cult figure. ' (Publication summary)

    Woollahra : Pan , 1986
    pg. 207-232
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