They're a Weird Mob (Text Classics)
ISBN: 1921922184 Global Overview for this book
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"A much-loved humorous classic, which sold a record 130,000 copies in its first year of publication, They're a Weird Mob is a hilarious snapshot of the immigrant experience, by a writer with a brilliant ear for the Australian way with words. It was reprinted every year for thirty-eight years after its publication.
Nino Culotta arrived in Australia fresh off the boat - he came to Sydney as an Italian journalist on behalf of an Italian publishing house, to tell the readers at home all about life Down Under and what it's like to emigrate. This is a hilarious snapshot of the immigrant experience in Menzies-era Australia, by a writer with a brilliant ear for the Australian way with words. This would become the start of a series of popular novels following the adventures of Nino Culotta.
About the Author
Nino Culotta (real name John O’Grady) was born in Waverley on 9 October 1907.
John was educated at home by his father along with several of his seven brothers and sisters. When he was twelve, John went to the Catholic school in Tamworth and later to St Stanislaus’ College, Bathurst. He hoped to become a doctor but there was no money and he graduated from Sydney University as a pharmacist, a profession he never much liked.
John O’Grady was married three times, and had four children. He wrote for most of his adult life, but did not publish a book until he dreamed up They’re a Weird Mob to win a bet. He was fifty when it came out. It remains one of the most successful titles in Australian publishing history. O’Grady abandoned pharmacy and went on to write fifteen more books. In 1959 he published his famous comic poem ‘The Integrated Adjective’, better known as ‘Tumba Bloody Rumba’ in the Bulletin. He died in Sydney in 1981.
Series: Text Classics
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Text Classics (July 16, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 7.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 7 ounces
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars (15 customer reviews)"
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