Monday, April 7, 2008


Cobbers. Wood, Thomas

An interesting little travel memoir about the authors trip to Australia in 1934. I really enjoyed it. I found the book on the "free book" shelves at my local library. I am sure that they didn't think that it was valuable and I am sure that it isn't worth that much but it has been signed by the author and was originally purchased in a book store in Brisbane so that lends some extra "interest" to the book.

The book details Dr. Wood's two year trip around Australia. His insights and perceptions were a joy to read. He presents the people that he met and the places that he traveled to with humor and sympathy. It isn't a long book, only about 275 pages but I couldn't put it down. He had me laughing out loud at some of the descriptions of people.


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