Jimmy Brockett

Dal Stivens
AUD $19.99
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A timeless political novel.

Jimmy Brockett is an example of that rare species, the Australian political novel.

First published in 1951, the book tells the story of a rogue entrepreneur who builds his fortune in boxing, newspapers and racing. Dal Stivens paints a vivid picture of political corruption, bribery and the manipulations of a political party in early twentieth-century Sydney. It is a timeless story that resonates even today.

Author bio:

Dal Stivens was born in Blayney, New South Wales, in 1911. His work was first published in the Bulletin in the late 1930s. A Horse of Air won the Miles Franklin Award in 1970. In 1971 he received the Patrick White Award for contributions to Australian literature. He died in 1997.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9781743314852
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: A&U House Of Books
Pub Date: November 2012
Page Extent: 268
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Fiction & related items


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