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The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke (1915)

by C. J. Dennis

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CJ Dennis is my favourite Australian writer. I love the way he manages to get the sound of his character's speech into the written word. It can be a challenge to read but once mastered his stories are a delight to read. ( )
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La vie est vaine: Un peu d'amour, Un peu de haine . . . Et puis - bonjour!

La vie est brève: Un peu d'espoir, Un peu de rêve . . . Et puis - bonsoir! - Léon Montenaeken
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To Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Roberts
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This is a comic verse novel that was first published in book form in 1915. One of the most famous works of Australian literature, this book tells the story of Bill, a larrikin, who meets a young woman named Doreen. The book chronicles their courtship and marriage, and Bill's transformation from a thuggish gang member to a contented husband and father. This edition has a new introduction by the actor Jack Thompson, renowned for his readings of C. J. Dennis's work. This book is a perennial Australian favourite. Its 1919 screen adaptation is considered Australia's greatest silent film and one of our best movies of all time.… (more)

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