Everyone has read books about Australia: its history, geography, the Great Barrier Reef or the fact that it is host to the world's ten deadliest animals. But how many have read, or even written, about the Australian character?
Indeed, what is the Australian character? In fact, what is it about the 'Australian' that is so unique?
It is fifty years since John O'Grady wrote 'They're a Weird Mob' and a while since Bill Bryson's hilarious escapades 'Down Under' had us all laughing out loud.
In this collection of short stories English author Mark Harland takes you on a tour around various regions of Australia. These are his accounts of some of the people he met. It is Australians and Australia as seen through a Pommy's eyes.