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Stillways : A Memoir - Steve Bisley

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From one of Australia’s favourite actors comes a classic memoir of an Australian childhood in the sixties. Young Steve was a larrikin, happy-go-lucky, resilient kid, coming of age in a simpler time. Growing up on a farm cut from virgin scrub at the end of a lake, a farm called Stillways, Steve daydreamed about cars and escape. His story is about him heroworshipping his older brother with Brylcreem in his hair; going to school as a young kid with bus money knotted into a hanky and clutching his Globite schoolcase; fighting bullies at school and dreaming about girls; being amazed at the first television in town; remembering where he was when Marilyn Monroe died... But there’s a darker thread running through the story: the father who’d take out his frustrations by savagely belting his young children; a struggling mother who’d do anything to protect her kids; a young boy irrevocably marked by his father’s anger.

Endearing, funny, honest and unflinching--this memoir will become an Australian classic.

About the Author

Steve Bisley is an Australian film and television actor, who attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).

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3.8

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    4.0

    Great book

    By Fibi

    from SA

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      A sad story about a great actor

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      4.0

      A story of resilience

      By Bookworm

      from Lake Macquarie

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        Steve Bisley's story is one of resilience - he had it tough as a kid, but his 'voice' is not bitter - always refreshing to hear of people who step out of a life that is expected and pursue their own path. Well done Steve!

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        5.0

        A memorable journey

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        from Wingham Australia

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          Great memories for 'baby boomers" of an era when the family was your life and life was all about mateship and life was at a slower pace than today. A very candid look into Steve's childhood.

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          3.0

          Too much young blokes stuff.

          By I don't have a nickname

          from Rural Sydney

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          Speedy and efficient service as well as lots of post free specials.

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          3.0

          Stillways. A very short book.

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          from Gosford

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          4.0

          STILLWAYS

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          from GOLDEN BAY WA

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            SO EASY TO READ FUN AND SAD AT TIMES, CAN RELATE TO ALOT OF THE EVENTS

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            ISBN: 9780732297848
            ISBN-10: 0732297842
            Audience: General
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 304
            Published: 1st August 2013
            Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
            Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 15.6  x 2.2
            Weight (kg): 0.37