A Bottle of Sandwiches by Denis O'Grady
A Bottle of Sandwiches
by Denis (Son of John) O'Grady
Illustrated by Clarrie King
Ure Smith, 1968 [Second Impression], line drawings in text, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing to edges and corners, no inscriptions; dust-jacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing to edges and corners, a little creasing (see photographs)
"You've all heard of a bloke called John O'Grady. And you all know that he's Australia's best-selling author (getting on for one million copies of his books have been sold.) Well, he has a son called Denis who reckons he leaves his Old Man for dead when it comes to writing books. And to prove it he's written A Bottle Of Sandwiches.
What's A Bottle of Sandwiches all about?
Well, a few years ago Den got bored with the Big Smoke, so he packed a few belongings, filled his ute with juice and a dozen bottles and headed for the bush. 'In the bush,' he says, 'as long as you don't try and pull the dirty on anyone and act natural you'll be bought a beer anywhere.
Den and his various mates Pat, 'non-swearing' Scotsman Jock, and Pommie Ron drove, drank and worked their way round Australia accompanied by Den's dog, Boof. they drove cranes, fenced and painted properties, delivered milk, and burnt off tobacco leaves. their trucks, Mephistopheles and Nebby (short for Nebucadnezza 'or however you spell it'), developed an unaccountable habit of stopping outside 'rubbities', refusing to move on until they were watered. Which inevitably meant a long 'watering' for their passengers as well. Wherever they went they met a variety of characters unique to Australian country towns."