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Title: All Over the Shop
Author Name: Tony Maniaty
Price: $4.00
ISBN: 9780140146271
Publisher: Penguin
Year Published: 1993
Paperback or Hardcover: Paperback 
Condition: Good condition

All Over the Shop

  • What's the point of having a life if you're not going to write about it?

    In All Over The Shop Tony Maniaty relives the off-centre world of a half-Greek, half-Australian kid growing up in 1950s and early 60s corner shops: the incessant joys and passions and savage cruelty of little boys...

    It's also Dad's draughts and Grecian fields of figs; sawing Teddy in half and ironing Lynette's bottom; Uncle Frankie the yodelling pineapple farmer; and dreams of escaping the frying vats with a tin typewriter.

    All Over The Shop is the sub-tropical Cold War, the Havana Flowers Face Powder in Mum's secret drawer, drooling over Kim Novak in Picnic - and being bin boy, flag boy, bell boy, bank boy, pool boy.

    And always, the future is: another shop...

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