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The Furphy Anthology 2020

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Joseph Furphy wrote the Australian literary classic, Such is Life, in 1903, under the pen name of ‘Tom Collins’, slang for ‘a tall story’. With its unreliable narrator travelling the countryside and telling the stories of the people he meets, the alias was certainly appropriate. His brother John, a blacksmith, created agricultural implements in Shepparton, most notably the water carts used by Australian troops during the First World War. Around these carts, stories were told, legs were pulled, rumours gathered momentum, and the term ‘furphy’ became part of the Australian lexicon.
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ISBN:

9781743797686

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

240

Dimensions:

23cm x 15cm

RRP:

$35.00

Category:

Fiction , Non-Fiction

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

03 March 2021

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The Furphy Literary Awards