The Bournleys of Beetle Creek - you'll love 'em, but you'll be so glad they're not your family.
This wildly funny Aussie bush yarn takes a nostalgic look at life in the bush in the 1950s. Seven-year-old Denny blackmails the neighbours, teenagers Marcie and Davo are over-sexed and over-endowed, spooky little Lucy foretells the future, Uncle Wally is fresh out of jail ... and Jack, the budding author, is writing it all down.
Take the grand tour of places of interest in Beetle Creek - the garbage tip, Georgie Chung's grocery store, the primary school, and Bruiser Walton's hotel. Thrill to the excitement of the Grand Benefits Concert for polio victim Patty Sweeney, and the Anglican tennis tournament, where Dad Bournley faces off in the finals against his arch-enemy, Pat O'Brien, the man who accused him of sheep-stealing. Find out whether Lizzie Layton really did poison her husband and why Gordon Woods broke Dad's nose.
In a village where everyone knows everyone else's business, there are still some dark secrets to be uncovered, and Jack is up to the task.
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About the Author
Jim Parsons spent his formative years on a wheat farm in northern NSW, Australia. His first book Beetle Creek reflects that rural background. He subsequently obtained a B.A. majoring in English and German Literature, and a Dip. Ed. and worked in Technical and Further Education, where he taught English and Communication to adults, including Creative Writing modules. On his retirement in 2003, Jim developed his own popular novel-writing course and started a writer mentoring service. He lives at the Gold Coast with his wife Julie, enjoys travel and fishing - and, of course, writing.