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In his quest to beat the Australians at their own games, Beard travelled to Australia in the summer of 2005 and found himself in the Sydney suburb of Manly, where he took on the locals at bowls, shooting, golf, swimming, surfing, running and trivia, to find out why they’re so good and if they really are invincible.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 28th 2006 by Yellow Jersey Press
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Richard Beard’s six novels include Lazarus is Dead, Dry Bones and Damascus, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. In the UK he has been shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award and longlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award. His latest novel Acts of the Assassins was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize in 2015. He is also the author of four books o ...moreMore about Richard Beard...