The Godfather was a Girl: ...And Blanche Dubois Was a Guy


Did you know that Crocodile Dundee was based on real-life buffalo hunter Rod Ansell? Or that most of the main characters in To Kill a Mockingbird were inspiredby Harper Lee's own family, neighbours and an innocent man, Walter Lett, who was sentenced to death? Eamon Evans has collected over 400 extraordinary and entertaining examples of the real-life people who've influenced some of the most famous fictionalcharacters from books, movies and television. Find out who was the basis for Lois Lane from Superman, or Absolutely Fabulous' Eddie Monsoon. Check out the real Mr Burns and see the original inspiration for Alice in Wonderland. And hundreds more!

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ISBN:

9781740669894

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

356

Dimensions:

23cm x 15cm

RRP:

$24.99

Category:

Fiction , Non-Fiction , Pop Culture , History

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 July 2011

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Eamon Evans

Eamon Evans has spent all his working life writing. Based in Melbourne, Australia, he has been an in-house writer for Bigpond Sport. He has also been a regular journalist for the Sunday Herald Sun, the Adelaide Advertiser, the Sunday Times and the Courier Mail writing about AFL, cricket and tennis. He has written four books including The Godfather was a Girl. His most recent sporting book was David Boon’s Funniest Sporting Moments.