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Author Egan, Reg, 1931- author

Title Of rivers, baguettes & billabongs : an exploration of the Dordogne and east of the Darling / by Reg Egan
Published Melbourne : Brolga Publishing., [2012]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  910.4 Ega/Org  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 339 pages, 11 unnumbered page : illustrations ; 21 cm
regular print
Summary This book provides an insightful look at the history and lives affected by two rivers in two different continents: the Darling in Australia and the Dordogne in France. Egan cleverly draws parallels between the two seemingly unrelated landscapes, exploring the people and their culture. He retraces the travels of our most loved literary figures, including Henry Lawson and Banjo Patterson, questioning: How much is our culture affected by our landscape? Egan's love of all things French is only equal to his love of his homeland and, in Of Rivers, Baguettes and Billabongs, Egan proves it is possible for a man to love and be true to two countries in different hemispheres. Of Rivers, Baguettes and Billabongs will appeal to anyone interested in food, history, literature, poetry, and travel. Don't be surprised if this becomes a baby boomer travel guide as inspired readers take to retracing Egan's fascinating exploration of what shapes us
Analysis Australian
Notes "A literary journey through Australia and France."--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Egan, Reg, 1931- -- Travel.
Australians -- Travel -- France.
Cultural relations.
Human ecology -- Australia.
Human ecology -- France.
Human ecology.
Social ecology -- Australia.
Social ecology -- France.
Social history.
Australia -- Cultural relations -- France
Australia -- Relations -- France.
Darling River (Qld. and N.S.W.) -- Social conditions.
Dodoigne River (France) -- Social conditions
Darling River (Qld. and N.S.W.)
Dordogne River (France)
Dordogne River (France) -- Social conditions.
France -- Cultural relations -- Australia
France -- Relations -- Australia.
ISBN 1922036595 (paperback)
9781922036599 (paperback)
Other Titles Exploration of the Dordogne and the east of the Darling
Of rivers, baguettes and billabongs