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'Life goes by so fast that sometimes it is good to wait and let the memories catch up. And there is no better place to do that than the backyard where you grew up.'
A Man's Got To Have A Hobby looks back at the life of Colin McInnes, father of five, handyman and habitual Stubbie wearer, and his wife Iris, lover of shopping centre openings, Volkswagens and Dean Martin. It is a story about cane toads and backyard barbecues, French-Canadian Hell Drivers and footy games. Through the memories of their second son, William, we are transported to a time when incinerators took up space in every yard and K-Tel glass cutters were the pride of many a home. This is a book about people who aren't famous, but should be.
One of Australia's best loved writers, William McInnes makes us laugh, cry and grab life with both hands.
About the Author
William McInnes is one of Australia’s most popular stage and screen actors. His leading roles in Sea Change and Blue Heelers have made him a household name. The mini-series Shark Net and My Brother Jack earned him widespread critical acclaim. He has been nominated for numerous stage and screen awards, and has won a Variety Club Drama Award in 1997 and two Logie awards for Most Outstanding Actor in 2000 and 2004.
William grew up in Queensland and has travelled extensively throughout Australia. He now lives in Melbourne with his two children. He was married to the late film maker Sarah Watt.
Bought back memories of my own childhood growing up in a big family. Made laugh and made me cry overall really enjoyed listening this story .
ISBN: 9781489018601 ISBN-10: 1489018603 Audience:
Published: 1st August 2015 Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 12.2 x 13.2
Weight (kg): 0.07
Edition Type: Abridged