Captain Cook ‘discovered’ Australia in 1770. Barry Humphries rediscovered it in the 1950s. His dazzling insights into the eccentricities of Australian behaviour have made him a household name. Here, in his brilliantly original and unique way, he uncovers Australia’s popular culture.
Barry Humphries is unquestionably Australia’s most talented comic and satirist, and the country’s most popular export – other than those that come in cans. Here, together with his many world renowned characters – including Sir Les Paterson and Dame Edna Everage – he takes a unique look at the people, events and popular culture of Australia since the 1950s, and demonstrates a keen understanding of Australian language and manners and the image of Australians abroad. He reveals how in just one generation the country has changed from one of the dullest on earth to one of the liveliest.
Flashbacks is an entertaining, irreverent and highly visual look at Australian life, featuring interviews with celebrity Australians like Clive James and Kathy Lette. The people, the events, the fads and fashions and the music that have defined Australia… all is revealed to explain the way that the country has been shaped.
All this, and more, is packed into this colourful illustrated book. It is not a history: it is an entertainment – personal, quirky, opinionated and fun.
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Barry Humphries hosts a brilliantly original guided tour of Australia since the 1950s, turning post-war history on its head through a blend of satire, irreverence and occasional solemnity.
Captain Cook ‘discovered’ Australia in 1770. Barry Humphries rediscovered it in the 1950s. His dazzling insights into the eccentricities of Australian behaviour have made him a worldwide household name. Barry Humphries is unquestionably Australia’s most talented comic and satirist. In 'Flashbacks', he and his characters – including Sir Les Paterson and Dame Edna Everage – chart the evolution of Australian society since the 1950s, demonstrating a keen understanding of Australian language and manners, and the image of Australians abroad. 'Flashbacks' is an entertaining and highly visual look at Australian life, featuring interviews with celebrity Australians like Clive James. Here, in his inimitable style, Barry Humphries takes a unique look at the Australian story, from the dullness of suburbia to the influence of former Prime Minister Robert Menzies, and everything in between. The people, the events, the fads and fashions and the music that have defined Australia…all is revealed to explain how the country has been altered in a generation and is now one of the liveliest places on earth.About the Author:
Barry Humphries’ television career began in the 70s and he has since become a household name, particularly through his extraordinary characters Les Paterson and Edna Everage. His list of credits for TV and live performances is extensive. Suffice to say he has been voted UK Television Personality of the Year (1990) and celebrated by the South Bank Show in 1992. His 1992 autobiography was a bestseller. Current projects include plans for a new theatre tour of the UK and Australia, featuring Sir Les hosting a retrospective on the life and times of Dame Edna.
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Book Description HarperCollins Entertainment, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Very Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. Though second-hand, the book is still in very good shape. Minimal signs of usage may include very minor creasing on the cover or on the spine. Bookseller Inventory # CHL1425407
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Book Description HarperCollins Entertainment, 1999. Book Condition: Fair. This book has soft covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Bookseller Inventory # 2441991
Book Description HarperCollins Entertainment, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. In VERY GOOD general condition, with some signs of previous use. Dispatched from the UK daily Another Croaking bargain from the Frog !!!. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001490734
Book Description Harper Collins Entertainment, London, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Fine. First edition thus. A collection of Humphries' and his characters' (including Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson) reflections on Australia from the 1950s - 80s. Covers very lightly rubbed. Bookseller Inventory # 17062
Book Description Harper Collins, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good (+). 11 x 8.25 inches. No marks or inscriptions. No creasing to covers, light creasing to spine. Clean bright boards with no bumping to corners. A lovely clean crisp tight copy. The book of the acclaimed TV series. An irreverent look at Australia from the 1950s to the 1980s. 196pp. We do not use stock photos, the picture displayed is of the actual book for sale. Every one of our books is in stock in the UK ready for immediate delivery. Bookseller Inventory # 000221
Book Description HarperCollins., 1999. Book Condition: Very Good. Softback. Book- VG. 11x8. 196pp. Colour frontis, profuse colour & b/w photos. Bookseller Inventory # 1852150
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Book Description HarperCollins, Australia, 1999. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 'Barry Humphries, one of Australia's sharpest social commentators, charts the evolution of Australian society from the fastidious fifties to the extravagant eighties in this light-hearted and insightful retrospective.' Many colour & b/w photos throughout capturing each era splendidly!. Bookseller Inventory # 008775
Book Description HARPERCOLLINS ENTERTAINMENT. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2576267393