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              Books by Davey Hughes

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              Untamed: The Extraordinary Adventures Of The Swazi Man
                

              Untamed: The Extraordinary Adventures Of The Swazi Man (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hughes, Davey

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              As a kid in Wainuiomata he spent the weekends in the hills going after pigs and possums. Now he's hunted polar bears in the Arctic circle, grizzlies in Alaska and buffalo in Tanzania. But there's more to Davey Hughes aka Swazi Man than a remarkable hunting life and a taste for ad...venture. He and his wife Maggie have built a outdoor clothing empire on their proudly made-in-New Zealand Swazi brand, he funds a Siberian tiger conservation campaign and he's a passionate advocate for kids getting into our back country and having the roughing-it adventures that kick-started his remarkable life. In this rollicking book, Davey shares his hunting tips, his scariest adventures, his favourite camp-cooking recipes and his poems. He even tells you how to skin a mountain lion. Handy should you ever meet one.
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              ISBN 9781869794392
              Published AU 1 Jul 2011
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Stealing Picasso
               

              Stealing Picasso (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hughes, Davey

              • RRP: $32.99
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              Harry Broome dreams of being a famous painter. And when a sophisticated French beauty buys all the paintings at his first exhibition, he knows he's on his way. But in the art world nothing is as it seems.

              ISBN 9781741669176
              Published AU 1 Sep 2009
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Pepsi Bears and Other Stories
               

              Pepsi Bears and Other Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hughes, Davey

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              A collection of fables in which the intuition of animals is set against the hubris of man, Anson Cameron is part court jester, part acclaimed writer of short stories and novels, and part national conscience. A cola company uses the last wild polar bears as billboards. A boy is fo...rced to compose poems for cats. A dog starts a race-riot. A zebra shames two armies. A zoologist vivisects a gorilla to disprove evolution and has his own brain placed in the ape's head. In New Guinea Zookeepers eat their exhibits. In Gippsland the face of The Lord appears on dairy cows. In the Western Desert mummified egg-bandits hang from trees...By these incidents the Nature of Man is compellingly exposed. And the many and varied species of Mother Earth are wry spectators as Man pilots the planet he thinks he owns into the wall of oblivion. What the critics say about Anson Cameron: '...one of the most interesting writers of his generation...has an imaginative largesse and sentence-by-sentence articulation that soars above the pack' -- Peter Craven, THE AUSTRALIAN '...prose that fizzes with energy and humour, leaping from the scatalogical to the lyrical, from the earthy to the sublime' -- THE ADELAIDE ADVERTISER 'Cameron writes a tough, gutsy story that is so well crafted you know there's someone behind the wheel from the word go' -- THE AGE
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              ISBN 9781864711721
              Published AU 1 Aug 2011
              Publisher Random House
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              Boyhoodlum: Memoirs of a devious childhood
               

              Boyhoodlum: Memoirs of a devious childhood (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hughes, Davey

              • RRP: $34.99
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              Anson Cameron was born in the Victorian town of Shepparton in 1961, the son of a country lawyer and an English rose. Through the shoeless neighbourhoods and surrounding forests, sipping a Blue Heaven milkshake, shooting at anything that moves, and singing an Irish Rovers song, th...is boy wends his way smiling and lying and creating chaos in his wake. He joins a peeing club and becomes a tycoon of urine; assassinates the Cisco Kid; keeps a deaf man as an entertainment; starts a war between hags; electrocutes a friend's mother; and has a Bodgie clubbed by the police before he is seven. His war on schoolteachers means he is forced to cycle home from school dyed a different colour every day. At High School, with a maturing political outlook, he joins a gang of Anglos to fight a war on Wogs. There is hardly a trap of vanity into which he doesn't fall. This is the story of a family and a town through the eyes of a boy who laughed at them and loved them equally. With a wry narrator and a cast of rural originals, Boyhoodlum is at once a clear window into a time and place, and a hilarious crash-investigator's report into how not to be a boy.
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              ISBN 9780857985002
              Published AU 1 Sep 2015
              Publisher Random House
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              The Last Pulse
               

              The Last Pulse (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hughes, Davey

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              A blackly funny novel about an unlikely hero, and his misadventures on the flood he has created. In the drought-stricken Riverland town of Denmark in South Australia, after the suicide of his wife, Merv Rossiter steals a boat. He trucks north with his eight-year-old-daughter Em i...nto Queensland. There he blows up the dam at Croesus Station, releasing a flood through outback New South Wales into South Australia. As the authorities search for them, Merv and Em ride the flood south in their stolen boat, rescuing a Queensland Minister from the water, and then a young blackfella who fancies he sang the river to life all by himself. Meanwhile, in Canberra, the political flotsam carried by Merv's renegade ocean brings the Federal Government to its knees. The Last Pulse is the story of the last flood that will ever flow down the inland artery that was the Darling River. The stream is broken now and the agriculture and lives of South Australians have been appropriated with the water by a people a thousand kilometres to the north. Throughout their misadventures on his flood, Merv promises his daughter they will be heroes in South Australia, and that they are sailing towards victory parades and happiness. The other crewmembers, however, know he is heading towards a violent reckoning with Australia itself. Blackly humorous, poignant, timely, The Last Pulse is Anson Cameron's finest work to date.
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              ISBN 9780857984982
              Published AU 1 Dec 2014
              Publisher Random House
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