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This is a sometimes funny, sometimes intensely moving but never sentimental account of a working-class upbringing on the wrong side of the tracks in St Kilda. The book ranges across many of Brian Matthews' deepest passions and explores relentlessly some of his most insistent memories through the extraordinary prism of wartime and post-war St Kilda. A Fine and Private Place ...more
Paperback, 279 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Picador
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Brian Ernest Matthews
Well known as a raconteur, storyteller and public speaker, Brian Matthews is a hopelessly unreconstructed St Kilda supporter who has spent far too much of his life at the MCG and other sporting grounds pursuing truth and victory. He is the author of many books, including Louisa, the life of Louisa Lawson, and, more recently, As the Story Goes and the autobiography A Fine and P
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