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Ladies’ Legs & Lemonade by Kym Bonython

Ladies’ Legs & Lemonade by Kym Bonython

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Ladies’ Legs & Lemonade

by Kym Bonython

Rigby, 1979, [First Edition], ISBN 072701191X, black and white photographic plates, photographic endpapers, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owner’s inscription on title page, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, bumping, chipping and tears (see photographs)

“…He writes of sixty years of amazingly varied existence, packed with a multitude of people, places, events, and experiences.  They cover his -
Childhood and schooldays in pre-war Adelaide, as the son of one of the city’s most prominent families.
Active service in the R.A.A.F., including the first Japanese assault, the Darwin disaster, and service as a torpedo bomber pilot and Mosquito pilot.
Farm life as creator of a successful dairy farm and cattle stud, with an overwhelming pride in his Jersey cattle even after one of them gored him dangerously.
Romances including a wartime marriage, affair with an American airline hostess, and second marriage to a leading model.
Speedway adventures as owner and driver for many years, with plenty of bumps and bangs and a host of hard-driving competitors.
Speedboat racing which ended with a disastrous crash… and his two-man submarine and other underwater adventures.
Jazz life which began as a schoolboy, when he sold his clothes to buy a drumkit… then led into thirty nine years of jazz broadcasts for the A.B.C. and friendships with the worlds leading jazzmen.
Entrepreneurial activities as importer of jazz groups and other performers… including some very oddball characters.
Art activities in the vanguard of modern art for Australia, as owner of two art galleries, friend of many famous artis, the author of books on modern Australian art.
Travels around the world to contact art, speedway and jazz personalities.
Kym Bonython has enjoyed every  moment of his life and in these witty and good-humoured reminiscences he carries the reader along with him every step of the way.”

 

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