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Stillways : A Memoir - Steve Bisley
eBook Published: 1st August 2013
ISBN: 9781460700358
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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.

'Tender and admirable' The Australian

About the Author

One of Australia's favourite actors, Steve Bisley broke into film alongside fellow NIDA graduate Mel Gibson in Mad Max (1979), and soon found himself in regular demand, appearing in films as diverse as A Town like Alice (1981),Highest Honor (1982), Squizzy Taylor, Silver City (1984) and The Big Steal (1990). Bisley has also appeared in many theatre productions as well as starring roles in TV series The Flying Doctors, GP, Police Rescue, the classic Frontline, Water Rats, Stingers, Sea Patrol and East of Everything.

Witty and yet raw in places.


This could have been a sad read, but because of the larrikin Steve Bisley is, it is a hoot. It brings back all of those little things we forget about as we get older. The old ways of doing things that fade into the corners of our minds all come to the front. It's just bloody incredible. Thank you Steve, for sharing such a large part of your life. I hope there will be more books to come.

Dawesville, Western Australia



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ISBN: 9781460700358
ISBN-10: 146070035X
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st August 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers