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From bestselling author William McInnes, a book about the languid, unending holidays of summer; it's about going away and staying at home, about sunburn, seagulls, family and friends. Remember those long, languid holidays when the only decisions to be made were what to pack in the Esky and who should get the front seat on the drive to the beach? Let William McInnes reignite your nostalgia for holidays past, and give you a taste of the boundless opportunities that await in holidays to come in this book about our love affair with life away from the everyday. This book will take you back to the holidays you had as a kid and remind you of the ones you've had with your own family or friends or even the ones where you've flown solo. Holidays are the runway to possibilities - a romantic sunset, the spare seat at breakfast being taken by an attractive stranger, a miraculous airline upgrade - or missing bags, unfortunate rashes and wrong turns that lead to places you definitely did not intend to go. Whether you are away from home and somewhere exotic or just in your own backyard on a lilo in an above-ground pool, whatever happens, you know that life is sweet because you're on HOLIDAYS. Whatever kind of holiday you've got planned, make sure you pack this warm and funny celebration of Australia's favourite national pastime. qMcInnes is a natural storyteller . . .q - Sun Herald, Sydney qMcInnes enjoys a quirky love affair with the quintessential Australian holidayq - Brisbane News qProves that the journey is just as agreeable as the destinationq - Sunday Age q. . . full of beautifully crafted childhood reminiscences and anecdotesq - Sunday Examiner qMcInnes is a wonderfully engaging writer - witty and warm and a master of a good yarn. If your holidays aer a way off, curl up with William and he'll take you awayq - Adelaide AdvertiserA Cortinathat he calledAugustus, forno apparent reason other thanit sounded vaguely noble, came togrief when he wasdriving down tothe southwest of Western Australia and was ... a#39;Lookslike your cara#39;s out of petrol and needs a new starter.

Author:William McInnes
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2014-11-11


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