Australia Australia - Robin Wallace-Crabbe
Imprint ISBN 0 7322 2552 3
true-life romp through the vaults of the author's family
origins. Family secrets are divulged, a subspecies is
formed, hitherto unknown facts about Napoleon's life
in Australia are revealed, as is the failure of the
French to colonise our fair coast. A comic introduction
that is often hilarious. Or as Manning Clark has said
of it: 'This is not just a very funny and very witty
book; it is an extended metaphor about life."
Robin Wallace-Crabbe was born in 1938.
He has been a painter for most of his life, and grazed
cattle in Victoria and New South Wales for over twenty
years. He now grazes poodles and babies. His novels
include Feral Palit (1978), Goanna (1982),
Australia Australia (Imprint 1989) and Dogs
(Imprint 1993). His memoirs were published as A Man's
Childhood (Imprint 1998). He has written a series
of Essington Holt thrillers under the name Robert Wallace,
including To Catch a forger, An Axe to Grind
and Fingerplay.Other crime novels available in
Imprint include Payday (1990), Floodrain
(1992) and Art Rat (1993).