Frill-Necked Frenzy

Kenneth Cook
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A collection of short stories, mostly humorous, mostly autobiographical, uniquely Australian.

What do you do if you're confronted by a kangaroo that won't give up the booze, or a pilot who faints at the sight of animals, or an ostrich suffering from homicidal mania? If you're Kenneth Cook the answer's easy: you panic.

In this, the sequel to The Killer Koala and Wombat Revenge, Kenneth Cook has brought together a further selection of hilarious stories featuring the wild animal and human creatures that infest Australia's outback.

All the stories are true - all are incredible. And one thing's certain: Australia will never be the same again.

Author bio:

Kenneth Cook was born in Sydney in 1929. He achieved recognition as a fiction writer with the publication of his first novel Wake in Fright in 1961. Critically acclaimed, it has been translated into several languages and is still in print 45 years later. It was made into a classic Australian film in 1971.

Wake in Fright was followed by over 20 fiction and non-fiction books, including Eliza Frazer, Bloodhouse, Tuna and Pig . His antiwar beliefs were reflected in his powerful novel The Wine of God's Anger and in the play Stockade. Kenneth Cook died of a heart attack in 1987 while on a publicity tour promoting Wombat Revenge, the second volume in his bestselling trilogy of humorous short stories.

Category: Popular fiction
ISBN: 9781743314951
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: A&U House Of Books
Pub Date: November 2012
Page Extent: 156
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Popular fiction

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