Last Showman

Author: Fred Brophy
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  • : $24.99(AUD)
  • : 9780143572862
  • : penguin random house
  • : Penguin Books
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  • : January 2016
  • : 20.30 cmmm X 12.70 cmmm
  • : Australia
  • : 24.99
  • : February 2016
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  • : Fred Brophy
  • : Paperback
  • : 216
  • : 320
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Description

"My life has been a mad travelling show, meeting some of the strangest and greatest people who've ever lived. I've had my fair share of trouble and I'm lucky to be here. But I've always been a showman and I've done my best to preserve a precious part of an old Australia that's fast disappearing."

Son of a sideshow operator and trapeze artist, fourth-generation showman Fred Brophy grew up on the road, traveling the length and breadth of Australia. He did time in jail as a wild teenager before establishing his own successful boxing tent. It has become a star attraction in the Outback and is now the only one of its kind in the world. Fred tells stories of living on the smell of an oily rag, rescuing battlers, and becoming embroiled in some of the most bizarre adventures imaginable. This is one helluva life, full of hardship, hilarity, and unexpected turns, including Fred being inducted into the Queensland Boxing Hall of Fame and receiving a Medal of the Order of Australia. "Now ladies and gentlemen, let's go inside. The show's about to begin..."