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The Fairytale: A real and imagined history of Australian sport

by H. G. Nelson

$16.99

The Fairytale: A real and imagined history of Australian sport

by H. G. Nelson

$16.99

A sporting nation is only limited by its imagination. Every time this story is told it changes; something is always added, embellished or dropped from the run-on side.

For more than thirty years, H.G. Nelson has been finding the poetry in the punt and humour during half-time. Now, he turns his keen eye for facts and folly to the illustrious history of our great sporting nation.

In his trademark fast and furious style, H.G. dives deep into the moments that have truly made us who we are. He reminds us of our leaders' great sporting triumphs, from Harold Holt's swimming to John Howard's bowling; rewrites the record on legends such as 'Aussie Joe' Bugner and Jack Brabham; and explains why Australia's reality TV is the best in the world.

The Fairytale is H.G. Nelson's magnum opus - an all-encompassing, no-holds-barred history of Australia at play, told through the stories of our sporting highs, lows and middles.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760989194
  • Format: eBook
  • Pub Date: 26/10/2021
  • Category: Humanities / History: specific events & topics
    Lifestyle, sport & leisure / Sports & outdoor recreation
    Lifestyle, sport & leisure / History of sport
    Biography & True Stories / Biography: sport
    Lifestyle, sport & leisure / Humour
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Price: $16.99

A sporting nation is only limited by its imagination. Every time this story is told it changes; something is always added, embellished or dropped from the run-on side.

For more than thirty years, H.G. Nelson has been finding the poetry in the punt and humour during half-time. Now, he turns his keen eye for facts and folly to the illustrious history of our great sporting nation.

In his trademark fast and furious style, H.G. dives deep into the moments that have truly made us who we are. He reminds us of our leaders' great sporting triumphs, from Harold Holt's swimming to John Howard's bowling; rewrites the record on legends such as 'Aussie Joe' Bugner and Jack Brabham; and explains why Australia's reality TV is the best in the world.

The Fairytale is H.G. Nelson's magnum opus - an all-encompassing, no-holds-barred history of Australia at play, told through the stories of our sporting highs, lows and middles.

Author Information

Since 1986 Greig Pickhaver has appeared as H.G. Nelson in various radio and television programmes usually with John Doyle appearing alongside him behind the card table as Rampaging Roy Slaven.
This Sporting Life was a regular weekend fixture on Triple J for 22 years, followed by five years on Triple M with The Life and The Sporting Probe.
John and Greig have presented a number of television shows including This Sporting Life (the TV show), Club Buggery, The Channel Nine Show, Win Roy and H.G.'s Money, The Dream, The Monday Dump, The Cream and The Memphis Trousers Half Hour.
He's currently co-hosting Bludging on the Blindside on ABC radio.

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