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Barry and the fairies of Miller Street / Barry Dickins & Jenny Lee
Bib ID 5767369
Format BookBook
Author
Dickins, Barry, 1949-
 
Description Richmond, Vic. : Hardie Grant, 2012 
260 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. 
ISBN 9781742703718
Summary

It's 1953 and Barry has been sent to stay with Nan and Pop during the school holidays while his mum waits for the new baby. Barry is six-and-three-quarters and 22 Miller Street - the last house Pop built on the West Preston street - proves full of novel experiences: there's going shopping across the Hump at dawn with Nan Dickens ('good isn't it, height,' she says, advising him 'you can look at the stars for nothing'); keeping Pop company in the shed (where he goes for his smoko 'a yellow packet of Havelock was sticking out of his back pocket'); sharing a bed with great aunt Bess (whose Anzacs are 'an indestructible mixture of oats, molassess, wheatgerm and pure will'). Oh, and finding his way to Fairyland. But then Pop dies, and Barry and his Dad can't find the deed to the house. Developers Snaithe and Sharky are circling and Bracky Boy the Bodgie is threatening the whole neighbourhood.

Subjects Dickins, Barry, 1949- -- Fiction.  |  Australian fiction -- 21st century.  |  Autobiographical fiction.  |  Australian
Form/genre Autobiographical fiction.
Other authors/contributors Lee, Jenny

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