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Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991 John O'Grady Classics
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* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Ure Smith , 1991 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
They're a Weird Mob, Nino Culotta , single work novel humour

'Who the hell’s Nino Culotta. That’s what you asked yourself when you first picked up this book, wasn’t it? Well I’m Nino Culotta. My father baptised me Giovanni—John—well Giovannino is like Johnny, and Nino is an easier way of saying it. Or a lazier way, if you like.

'Just off the boat from Italy—the north—Nino Culotta arrives in Sydney. He thought he spoke English but he’s never heard anything like the language these Australians are speaking.

'They’re a Weird Mob is an hilarious snapshot of the immigrant experience in Menzies-era Australia, by a writer with a brilliant ear for the Australian way with words.' (Publication summary : Text Classics)

Gone Fishin', Nino Culotta , single work novel humour
Aussie English : an explanation of the Australian idiom, John O'Grady , single work prose humour
Aussie Etiket or Doing Things the Australian Way, John O'Grady , single work prose humour

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