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Over the Top with Jim : The bestselling memoir of an Australian childhood - Hugh Lunn

Over the Top with Jim

The bestselling memoir of an Australian childhood

By: Hugh Lunn

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Published: 12th July 2007
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In 1950s' Brisbane the Cold War is hot news, and so were the cakes at Lunns for Buns, Fred and Olive's famous Annerley Junction cake shop. Enter one Jim Egoroff: Russian agent, all-round tough guy (aged 9), and the boy Hugh Lunn (also aged 9) is destined to make his 'left-hand' man.

Hugh Lunn's wonderfully warm Cold War memoir has enthralled and entertained a whole generation of readers. His uniquely typical 1950s Australian family heads a cast of unforgettable characters, as they wrestle love form original sin, and embark on many other thrilling over-the-top, under-the-shop adventures.

This delightful memoir of an Australian childhood has now become a classic bestselling family favourite.

About the Author

Journalist and author Hugh Lunn has been behind many of Australia's most successful books including his childhood memoir, Over the Top With Jim and Vietnam : A Reporter's War, which won The Age Book of The Year. He lives in Queensland continues to write books.

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4.0

A Must Read for 1950 country Aussies

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from Sunshine Coast

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand

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    Best Uses

    • Older Readers

    Comments about Over the Top with Jim:

    Just a great yarn about growing up in the Fifties in country towns of Australia (namely Brisbane) but any coutry town will do!

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    5.0

    Nostalgia and chuckles galore!

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    from North Quensland, Australia

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    Pros

    • Delightfully Entertaining
    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
    • Relevant
    • Well Written

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      • Baby Boomers
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      • Older Readers
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about Over the Top with Jim:

      Delightfully reminiscent of parts of my own childhood. Particularly relevant to those who had Catholic education experiences in the fifties and sixties or earlier. Positive in ooutlook. Have visited some of the suburbs named in book out of curiosity engendered by the author's skill in sharing his memories.

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      This delightful memoir of an Australian childhood has now become a classic bestselling family favourite. 'I defy you to read it without laughing out loud' - Ray Martin 'A triumph for Australian publishing' - Ian 'Macca' McNamara

      ISBN: 9780733321719
      ISBN-10: 0733321712
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 342
      Published: 12th July 2007
      Publisher: ABC Books
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 13.5  x 2.3
      Weight (kg): 0.37
      Edition Number: 2