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True Blue Tucker

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Two men go in search of the real Australia, and find it in a bar in Munich. But what will they do with it now they've found it? Australia. What comes to mind when you see or hear this word? Guys in khaki shorts jumping into crocodile infested waters. Long, white sand beaches. Shrimps on barbecues. Athletes and actors. "Really? Mel Gibson is Australian?" Surfer boys and pin ...more
Paperback, 390 pages
Published October 15th 2011 by Rippple Books
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    Allizabeth Collins
    Dec 30, 2011 Allizabeth Collins rated it really liked it

    Darius and Humphrey are on mission to find the "real" Australia - not just he folklore and the misconceptions; so they embark on a journey across the globe through London, Canada, Munich and Australia itself in order to find what it truely means to be Australian. Then the fun really begins as they open up a "real" Aussie bar in Munich and try to teach their patrons a thing or two about Australia and its history.


    I wasn't really sure if I liked this book when I first started r
    Apr 01, 2013 Dave rated it really liked it
    I really enjoyed reading this book. I'm fortunate to be a Canadian living in Australia and I found this book at the right time; I've been here long enough to reach my own conclusions about Australia but am still far enough of an outsider for my view to be altered somewhat.

    I enjoyed Jefferys' writing style, he really captivates with his story-telling. I honestly wasn't too sure what to expect when I picked up this novel. The only other Australian fiction I'd read left me disappointed (I won't sa
    Nov 23, 2011 Krystal rated it really liked it

    What is the "real" Australia like? The author will slowly guide the reader to his understanding of Australia-purely from his perspective. He tells the reader of the myths surrounding the true Australia and then sets about showing the reader the reality.

    Darius and Humphrey are the main characters. They will guide the reader through the beauty that is Australia. A portion of the book shows the Australian landscape and people while the other parts of the novel are portrayed from an outsider's pers
    Kara Powell
    May 03, 2013 Kara Powell rated it really liked it
    An interesting read recommended to me by my husband. As Canadians living in rural Australia, it provided an accurate and entertaining picture of Australian identity, while highlighting the parallels between the two countries. Like in Canada, a coherent sense of nationalism has been manufactured through commercials and first world war battles. Coming from a farm in Canada, the theme of the pressures of growing up in a rural area struck me as similar and true as well. Nice to read it from a male p ...more
    Dec 16, 2015 Cat rated it it was amazing
    Digger is one of those fine characters you rarely discover. This Aussie is a conflicted, patriotic, gentleman, easily lead and rarely in control of his environment. But he’s giving it hell. Searching for the heart of Australia when he can’t seem to find it in his own epic father. His chance meeting with a fellow wanderer, Humphrey discovers new vistas and invigorating possibilities. Should he give up the back country ways as the son of the famous sheep shearer Ripper, seemingly known by all he e ...more
    Jan 19, 2015 Jessica rated it it was amazing
    I received this book for free through LibraryThing's Member Giveaways.

    This book was a pleasant surprise. I had no idea what to expect from this book, but I really enjoyed it. It's an interesting book about the Australian identity. I loved the characters; they were all so vibrant.
    Scott Gardner
    Mar 16, 2015 Scott Gardner rated it really liked it
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    This turned out to be a really good read , how the 2 main characters come to realise how much they love their home country of Australia warts and all , via Canada , London and Munich .
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