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Title:The Last Showman: The Life & Times of an Outback tent-boxing Legend
Price:AUD$12.95 (about USD$9.70)
ISBN:9781921901904
Item ID:P002-5779
Quantity:1
Publisher:Penguin Books Australia, Melbourne, 2014
Edition:First
Binding:Softcover
Condition:Very Good
Penguin Books Australia, 2014, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good, First

Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 310 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . 'My life has been a mad travelling show, meeting some of the strangest and greatest people who've ever lived. I've had my fair share of trouble and I'm lucky to be here. But I've always been a showman and I've done my best to preserve a precious part of an old Australia that's fast disappearing.' Son of a sideshow operator and trapeze artist, fourth-generation showman Fred Brophy grew up on the road, travelling the length and breadth of Australia. He did time in jail as a wild teenager before establishing his own successful boxing tent. It has become a star attraction in the Outback and is now the only one of its kind in the world. Fred tells stories of living on the smell of an oily rag, rescuing battlers, and becoming embroiled in some of the most bizarre adventures imaginable. This is one helluva life, full of hardship, hilarity and unexpected turns, including Fred being inducted into the Queensland Boxing Hall of Fame and receiving a Medal of the Order of Australia. 'Now ladies and gentlemen, let's go inside. The show's about to begin . . .' 'One of the wildest, funniest, most extraordinary Australian autobiographies you could ever squeeze into 300 pages.' Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Boxing & Wrestling; Australia; Sports & Pastimes. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781921901904. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5779.
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