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Issue Details: First known date: 1999... 1999 Paperback Hero
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form y separately published work icon Paperback Hero Antony J. Bowman , ( dir. Antony J. Bowman ) Australia : Polygram Filmed Entertainment , 1999 Z1677841 1999 single work film/TV humour romance

Country truck driver Jack Willis has written a romance novel but, fearing ridicule from his mates, he uses a pen-name, that of his long-time friend Ruby Vale, a local crop-dusting pilot. When he lands a book deal, the publisher sends out a vivacious publicist to convince their new novelist to come to Sydney for the promotion of 'her' new book. Jack's initial solution to the problem is to offer to pay for Ruby's wedding if she'll pretend to be the author. He soon realises, however, that the high-spirited Ruby is likely to run amuck in Sydney in her new role as romance writer, so he decides to escort her as her manager.


  • Adapted from the 1999 film Paperback Hero directed by Antony Bowman.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1999 .
      Extent: 308p.
      ISBN: 0140265066
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