"The boy in the story is always me"
by Matthew Ricketson
Viking, Penguin Books, 2000, b/w photographic plates, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0670872296
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing to corners and edges, pages age-toned
'Drawing on a wide range of interviews with Jennings, his family, friends and workmates, Matthew Ricketson charts the author's sometimes unhappy childhood, his battles with depression, his first attempts at storytelling and his rise to success. Ricketson also explores Paul Jenning's intense inner-life - both a burden and a vital part of his creativity.
With Jenning's success came involvement in the complex worlds of publishing, television and film-making. This biography takes us behind the scenes and reveals the negotiations and politics that led to the creation of some of Australia's best-selling books and most popular television series.
This is the inspiring story of the struggles, triumphs and vulnerability of a man who has an uncanny ability to enrich, enthral and entertain his readers.'