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. Introduction by Jacinta Tynan.
About the Authors
John O'Grady (Nino Culotta) was born in Waverley on 9 October 1907. 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. 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.
Jacinta Tynan is an author, columnist for Sunday Life, and news presenter on Sky News. Her first book, Good Man Hunting, a memoir about looking for love, earned her the accolade 'Australia's answer to Carrie Bradshaw'. Her second book, Some Girls Do: My Life as a Teenager is an anthology of female authors writing the true story of their adolescence. Jacinta is regarded as a commentator for her generation.
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 26th April 2012
Publisher: Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic