What next you bastard : my early years : an autobiography fiction (Book, 2007) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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What next you bastard : my early years : an autobiography fiction

Author: Ken Hall
Publisher: Hervey Bay, Qld. : Ken Hall, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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AU Author. 'For those who wanted to know what sort of childhood I had.' 'What Next You Bastard' may well prove to have more layers of appeal than a mille feuill - a narrative packed with incident, villains and comedy. There's nothing of the victim in Hall. His mother was feisty and so is her son. A keen appreciation of the comic, everywhere evident in the story, with a capacity for lateral thinking that enabled him  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Ken Hall; Ken Hall
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Hall
ISBN: 9780980331431 0980331439
OCLC Number: 271303189
Description: 136 pages : portraits ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Ken Hall.

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AU Author. 'For those who wanted to know what sort of childhood I had.' 'What Next You Bastard' may well prove to have more layers of appeal than a mille feuill - a narrative packed with incident, villains and comedy. There's nothing of the victim in Hall. His mother was feisty and so is her son. A keen appreciation of the comic, everywhere evident in the story, with a capacity for lateral thinking that enabled him not only to hid his disability but to wreak a poetic revenge on some of his persecutors, keeps him dancing through the narrative. His is certainly a story that needed to be told. His collaborator McFerran has demonstrated just the right kind of literacy to tell the tale.
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More detailed look at Ken's childhood

by wnyb (WorldCat user published 2010-09-30) Excellent Permalink

This book provides a more detailed look at Ken's childhood and takes you on a journey that covers the heartbreaking lows in the life chronically ill child punctuated hilarious highs such as the tale of hazards of smoking in a saw-dust box dunny! Ken survived illness, an abusive father and the horror<a...
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