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Seven Emus by Xavier Herbert

Seven Emus by Xavier Herbert

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Seven Emus

by Xavier Herbert

Angus and Robertson, 1959 [First Edition], illustrated with decorations at the end and beginning of chapters, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, dustjacket shows edge and shelf wear with small tears, chips and staining (see photographs)

'Bronco Jones half-caste aboriginal, is the happy owner of Seven Emus Station, where he lives in prosperous squalor with his wife, Possum, and his honey-coloured brood until Apple by Gaunt, known as "The Baron", enters his life.  The effect of the Baron's grandiose ideas on Bronco's fortunes is both spectacular and disastrous; and the appearance on the scene of the anthropologist, Mr Goborrow, come to study the Emu Totem, creates a situation that severely tests Bronco's loyalty to his aboriginal ancestors.
Hilarious comedy and biting satire combine with a penetrating analysis of character and motive to make Seven Emus a story indeed.'


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