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Perth
Author: David Whish-Wilson

ISBN: 9781742233673
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1 December 2013
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.0
Description:
David Whish-Wilson's Perth is a place of surprising beauty, of sand-swept peace and brilliant light, yet a place where the deeper historical currents are never too far beneath the surface. Like the Swan River that flows in two directions at once at certain times, with the fresh water flowing seawards above the salty water flowing in beneath it, Perth strikes perfect harmony with the city's contradictions and eccentricities.

We look beyond shiny glass facades and boosterish talk of mining booms to the richness of the natural world and the trailblazers, the rebels, the occasional ghost and the ordinary people that bring Australia's remotest city to life.

About the Author

David Whish-Wilson was born in Newcastle, NSW but raised in Singapore, Victoria and Western Australia. He left Australia in 1984 to live in Europe, Africa and Asia, where he worked as a barman, actor, streetseller, labourer, exterminator, factory worker, gardener, clerk, travel agent and teacher.

During this time he began to publish short stories in Australia (anthologised in Pascoe Publishing's Best...

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