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Fans of Paul Carter will love this fast-paced and funny memoir featuring nudist neighbours, sex in croc-infested waters, frogs in the toilet and a resident snake in Kellie's kitchen that may or may not be lethal. These are the outrageous stories of a feisty girl who decided to go bush. SKIMPY (defn): A feisty barmaid who works in outback pubs in denim cut-offs and a bikini top Kellie Arrowsmith was a country girl whose idea of a hairdo was tying a ponytail whenever she wanted to go horse riding. But in her early twenties she left her sleepy hometown of Albury on the NSW/Victoria border for the bright lights of the Gold Coast, and soon found herself working in a succession of unexciting jobs just to keep up with her now-glamorous lifestyle. After spending two years as a frazzled receptionist for an adult entertainment agency, Kellie decided to stop booking the jobs and start taking them. So it was that she found herself travelling to Gove, a mining town in East Arnhem Land, where she had her first stint as a skimpy: a barmaid who wears not much clothing for big money. Skimpies can work in the NT, in WA, in the Hunter Valley of NSW - wherever there's a bunch of blokes with a fly-in fly-out lifestyle who enjoy a cold beer at the end of their shift. Kellie thought her new job would take her all round the country, but she hadn't planned on falling in love - not with Dave, a rough-and-tumble outback character with a big heart and the world's worst four-wheel-drive, and not with the Northern Territory way of life. But she did, and instead of diamonds and dust, Kellie got crocodiles and denim cut-offs - and a whole lot of stories to tell about a side of outback life that's a long way off the beaten track.and decided to have a go. ... Because Ia#39;m not interested in golf or fishing there wasna#39;t much left for me to do with my day, so I ended up reading every book I ... I became an expert on crocodiles, MAptley CrA¼e and why Hea#39;s Just Not That Into You. ... Dave left it for me to use while he was working out bush, but I had no idea how to operate a manual car. ... even want to learn how to drive it, I hated it, and why would anyone want to drive a car with gears when you can get automatic ones? Myanbsp;...

Author:Kellie Arrowsmith
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2015-07-28


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