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Ednapedia : A History of Australia in 101 Objects - Dame Edna Everage


A History of Australia in 101 Objects

By: Dame Edna Everage, Barry Humphries (As told to), Ken Thompson (As told to)


Published: 1st October 2016
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It's very rare that we see the emergence of a completely original idea in the world of books. Dame Edna Everage's masterly history of Australian civilization is one such idea, and, possums, you will never think of historical writing in the same way again.

From our dainty gum nuts and towering Uluru to our world-class sharks and Opera House, marauding possums and poets, taking in game-changing inventions such as the dual-flush toilet and zinc cream, you will be amazed at what our sunburnt country has contributed to modern civilization.

Barbies. Bex powders. Bogans. Feral Koalas. The immortal pink Lamington, Australia's contribution to world patisserie. Plastic banknotes. Thongs, Uggs and utes. Not to speak of the Great Barrier Reef, goon and Nellie Melba. One of the world's most distinguished thinkers and cultural personalities, Dame Edna Everage has inspired generations of Australian artists and icons, from Germaine Greer and Peter Carey to Kylie Minogue and Shane Warne.

About the Author

Dame Edna Everage is the world-famous housewife, talk show host, investigative journalist, social anthropologist, chanteuse, satirist, spin doctor - and author.


I would buy this for a friend .


Nice easy and enjoyable read .

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'The inimitable Dame Edna tells the history of her homeland in 100 objects. Call me old fashioned, but I still love her' The Bookseller.

ISBN: 9781784975609
ISBN-10: 1784975605
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st October 2016
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.9 x 17.8  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.68