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Praise for "Flesh Wounds":

“Poignant and wildly entertaining”
The Sydney Morning Herald

“Engrossing and extremely funny”
The Saturday Paper

“Heartbreaking and hilarious”
The Sun-Herald

“A new classic … a breathtaking accomplishment in style and empathy”
The Australian

“Not since ‘Unreliable Memoirs’ by Clive James has there been a funnier, more poignant portrait of an Australian childhood”
The Australian Financial Review

Richard Glover

About the Author

Richard Glover’s most recent book is “Flesh Wounds – a comic romp for anyone whose family was not what they ordered.” It’s been described by the British writer Jeanette Winterson as “Sad, funny, revealing, optimistic and hopeful” and by The Australian as “a breathtaking accomplishment in style and empathy”. Richard’s weekly humour column has been published in the Sydney Morning Herald for over twenty years. He also presents the top-rating Drive show on ABC radio in Sydney.

The Mud House: Four friends, One block of land, No power tools

Publisher: HarperCollins

This frank, funny and thought-provoking memoir describes how Richard and his friend Philip built a mud brick house in the bush on weekends. This huge and exhausting undertaking — it took eight years simply to make the bricks — examines what it means to be a man, the nature of male friendships, improvised housebuilding techniques, and the extraordinary accomplishment of making something with your own hands.

Other Books

What People Say

  • What people are saying about Flesh Wounds:

    “The best Australian memoir I’ve read is Richard Glover’s Flesh Wounds.”

    Greg Sheridan
  • What people are saying about Flesh Wounds:

    “It’s just wonderful”

    Bill Bryson
  • What people are saying about Flesh Wounds:

    “Sad, funny, revealing, optimistic and hopeful”

    Jeanette Winterson

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