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24 November 2020
RRP: $29.99
ISBN: 9781922400499
Flexibound,  224 pages
175 x 193 mm

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It Happened in a Holden

by Paddy O’Reilly

‘If you are, or ever have been, the owner of a Holden, read this book and rejoice. If you’ve never owned a Holden, read it and weep.’
– Frankie J Holden
The Holden rolled into our lives in 1948 and has been firmly rooted in the Australian psyche ever since. The FJ, the EH, the Torana, the Kingswood, the panel van, the Monaro, the ute – each car has been like a tuning fork for eras of Australian family, city and bush life.

Almost every Australian has a Holden story. Now, as the sun sets on an iconic automotive dynasty, this book is a time capsule, celebrating the Holden with tales from all walks of Australian life. They are funny, warm, sad and sometimes ridiculous.

Bruce Beresford • Jamie Whincup • Cate Kennedy • Father Bob Maguire • Kerry Greenwood • Shane Jacobson • Bev Brock • John Romeril • Anna Krien • Anson Cameron • Christine Nixon • Frankie J Holden • Tara June Winch • Peter Corris • Yasmin Abdel-Magied • Gary Poole • And many more

About the Author

Paddy O’Reilly is the author of three novels, The Wonders, The Fine Colour of Rust and The Factory, a collection of short stories, and a novella. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.