Legends From Benson's Valley
by Frank Hardy
Rigby, 1976, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 855501456
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, edges a little rubbed with bumped corners, dustjacket shows a little wear to edges, otherwise very clean, bright and tight copy
'We meet Darky, the tough, rugged, town hero in the famous story 'The Load of Wood' (later a prize-winning film), which tells how firewood is mysteriously provided for a number of poor families in the district.
Darky and his mates are wonderfully and warmly down in their continuous battle with the town's solid citizens. We join them in a comically-tense billiards match, their celebrations when Sandy Mitchell wins the lottery, and their adventurous 'jumping the rattler' trip to Melbourne to participate in the protest march of the unemployed.'