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Ten Pound POM
In 1976, Niall's family emigrated to Australia, as part of the GBP10 Pom scheme. He lived there for 3 years, moving from Brisbane to Perth in a souped-up station wagon. 30 years later, he returned to retrace his steps. This is his memoir.
ebook, 185 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Parthian
(first published April 1st 2010)
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I enjoyed this book. I’ve only read one other thing by Griffiths, The Dreams of Max and Ronnie , but it was because of that that I agreed to have a crack at this one. The style is similar, in your face, confident. It reads more like a blog than most books I’ve read. The language is relaxed, peppered with expletives and honest. His honesty won’t do much to win him antipodean friends but as his publisher says: “Ten Pound Pom promises to attract a lot of attention but’s not likely to win him Austr ...more