Jacobson, Howard In the Land of Oz

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In the Land of Oz

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(2/3/88). HOWARD JACOBSON'S NARRATIVE IS ALWAYS THE EXUBERANCE, THE EXENTRICITY, THE INTEMPERATE VARIETY OF AUSTRALIA. WHETHER HE SUCCEEDED IN FAMILIARISING THE NATIVES WITH THE BRITISH TEMPERAMENT AND CHARACTER IS ANOTHER.

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'The most successful attempt I know to grip the great dreaming Australian enigma by the throat and make it gargle' ( Evening Standard)

'A wildly funny account of his travels; abounding in sharp characterization, crunching dialogue and self-parody, it actually is a book which makes you laugh out loud on almost every page ... A sharp, skilful and brilliantly funny book' ( Literary Review)

'A marvellous read ... he is a comic explorer in the grandest mould' ( Financial Times)

'Entertaining ... this is a book about exotic Australia - the fringes, the deserts, the opal mines, the Aborigines, and the North Queensland rednecks' ( Guardian)

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The Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Finkler Question went Down Under - and this is what he found...

The Sunday Times bestseller - over 50,000 copies sold of the original edition

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