No Saddles for Kangaroos
by Ralph de Boissiere
Australasian Book Society, 1964 [First Edition], hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, dust-jacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with small chips, tears and rubbing to edges, minor marks (see photographs)
"Here is a book packed with incident in which ordinary Australians achieve greatness. This deeply moving story is set in the early fifties in an American owned motor car factory, though the action also reaches out to embrace many other important aspects of Australian life.
In it we meet Molly Bromley, warm, vibrant, stimulating, who believes in people, not ideologies; Jack, her husband, timid, yet with a strength of his own, who meets tragedy at work; Mick, her young son, a dreamer, always reaching out for the unattainable, full of conflicts, promising much but not given time to find himself; Reg, tough, confident, with a blue-print for marriage until he kills a man road-testing a company car and life takes a hand in the plan; and the boss - an ordinary man driven by the boss above him, who in turn is driven by uncontrollable forces beyond the waters."