Best and Fairest

By Henry JohnstonBest & Fairest 5 Front Cover
Sydney Australia, sometime in the 1960s. Watched by family and friends, thirteen determined young Rugby League players commence a seminal year which finishes in triumph for some, tragedy for others. Welcome to the dangerous alleys of Sydney’s inner west, in a time before credit cards, when working-class families bought household goods on hire purchase; when off-course gambling was a way of life and ‘cockatoos’ kept watch for local SP (Starting Price) bookies operating in every corner pub. Best and Fairest assembles a fractured mosaic of almost forgotten everyday lives, and creates a powerful impression of a culture and era now rapidly fading from memory.  Read more…

Author: Henry Johnston
Publication date: 20/11/15
ISBN: 978-0-9942244-5-3
Publisher: Valentine Press
Format: Trade paperback, 5″ x 8″, 127mm x 203mm
Pages: 160
Printed in Australia, UK and US by Lightning Source
RRP: A$16
Freight: A$4

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