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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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    5.0

    A memorable journey

    By Susie

    from Wingham Australia

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    • Engaging characters
    • Informative
    • Page-Turner
    • Well Written

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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.

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      from Rural Sydney

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      3.0

      Stillways. A very short book.

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      from Gosford

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      Ok

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      4.0

      STILLWAYS

      By MISSYMOO

      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
        Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 15.6  x 2.2
        Weight (kg): 0.37