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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Why the Country Is No Place for Animals
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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Saturday Age 16 April 2011 Z1773325 2011 newspaper issue 2011 pg. 48 Section: Life & Style
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Local Wildlife Robert Drewe , Surry Hills : Penguin , 2013 6119203 2013 selected work short story

    'Welcome to the Northern Rivers, where the 'local wildlife' can refer to more than just the exotic native fauna. After a decade spent in this picturesque corner of Australia, home of chocolate-coated women, pythons in the ceiling, online Russian brides, deadly paralysis ticks, and the mysterious Mullumbimby Monster, Robert Drewe wiped the green zinc cream from his face and set down some of the unusual wildlife experiences that the far north coast of New South Wales - home of the world's greatest variety of ants - has to offer. Drewe's trademark gentle wit, acute observational powers and mastery of the English language are all on display in this collection of sketches and anecdotes based on the quirkiness of daily life. His sharp eye for human foibles - including his own - is tempered with a generosity of spirit. Tall tales from Australia's master of the short story - but this time these short, short stories are true. ' (Publisher's blurb)

    Surry Hills : Penguin , 2013
    pg. 179-181
Last amended 18 Apr 2011 15:26:01
48 Life & Style Why the Country Is No Place for Animalssmall AustLit logo The Saturday Age
179-181 Why the Country Is No Place for Animalssmall AustLit logo