Dad recommended Such is Life- Joseph Furphy ( aka 'Tom Collins') 1903.
Its really funny and clever; in a smiling-eyes kind of way...
Easily the best Australian novel.
A tangle of tales- hidden plots that I didn't get until Dad explained it to me.
High language and low characters!
Tom loses his clothes while crossing the Murray river, so is desperately trying to find some unmentionables; "____."
Previous reference to JF here.
+ DN silver bookmark!
Might make a nice present for the Book Lover?