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    • Best Australian Drinking Stories

    • By: Jim Haynes
    • Narrated by: Jim Haynes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Rum, beer, scotch, wine, beer and more beer. For nearly 250 years Australian history has been punctuated with stories of booze and boozing. From Cook's voyages and the First Fleet to the Rum Rebellion, the mutiny of the 99th Regiment, the soldiers' riot of 1916, six o'clock closing and beyond, we've been a nation that likes a drink. With the eye of the master storyteller that he is, Jim Haynes has collected the best yarns, verses, stories and anecdotes of our boozy history. He uncovers the good and the bad of our national character and its relationship with grog.

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    • Boring

    • By Owen on 21-12-18

    Regular price: £27.99

    • The Big Book of Australian Racing Stories

    • By: Jim Haynes
    • Narrated by: Jim Haynes
    • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Great tales of the turf, from Jorrocks to Black Caviar. Jim Haynes loves the sport of kings nearly as much as he loves bush yarns, and in this volume he brings these two great loves together in the biggest book of Australian racing stories ever. Full of tall tales and true, laughter, romance and heartbreak, and chock-a-block with the best Australian racing stories, verses and yarns, Jim tells of the great champions, the tragedies, and the unique characters (equine and human) of the track.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A stayer, not a sprint

    • By jillian grant on 09-09-16

    Regular price: £27.99

    • Great Australian Scams, Cons and Rorts

    • A Book of Dodgy Schemes and Crazy Dreams from the Bush to the City
    • By: Jim Haynes
    • Narrated by: Jim Haynes
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    The ultimate collection of Australia's craziest cons and mad schemes from a master storyteller. Australia is the birthplace and setting of some of the wildest, craziest and least-likely-to-succeed cons and rorts in history. From the cleverest double-crosses to the most unlikely and maddest schemes, master storyteller Jim Haynes reminds us that we've never been shy of pulling a trick or two.

    Regular price: £27.99

    • Great Australian Aviation Stories

    • By: Jim Haynes, Jillian Dellit
    • Narrated by: Jim Haynes, Ted Hodgeman, Anna Steen
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Great Australian Aviation Stories is a collection of dramatic true stories and colourful accounts of our fascinating aviation history. These stories also show the "human" side of aviation...how it changed the lives of ordinary people, workers, and travellers. Included are amazing stories of history-making flights by Kingsford Smith and Ross and Keith Smith, and accounts of the exploits of Bert Hinkler, Amy Johnson, Nancy Bird, and our early outback aviation pioneers.

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Best Australian Drinking Stories

    • By: Jim Haynes
    • Narrated by: Jim Haynes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    'It seemed like a good idea...at the time' - the lament of many a morning after. Rum, beer, scotch, wine, beer and more beer. For nearly 250 years Australian history has been punctuated with stories of booze and boozing. From Cook's voyages and the First Fleet to the Rum Rebellion, the mutiny of the 99th Regiment, the soldiers' riot of 1916, six o'clock closing and beyond, we've been a nation that likes a drink. With the eye of the master storyteller that he is, Jim Haynes has collected the best yarns, verses, stories and anecdotes of our boozy history.

    Regular price: £27.99