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True Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia Volume 2

Awards for True Girt

  • Longlisted, 2017 Indie Book Awards
  • Shortlisted, 2017 Russell Prize for Humour Writing
  • Shortlisted, 2017 Australian Book Industry Awards

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About the author

David Hunt

David Hunt is an unusually tall and handsome man who likes writing his own biographical notes. He is the author of the bestselling Girt and True Girt, as well as two books for children. David is also a television presenter and podcaster, …

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Praise for True Girt

‘An engaging, witty and utterly irreverent take on Australian history.’ —Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project

‘Astounding, gruesome and frequently hilarious, True Girt is riveting from beginning to end.’ —Nick Earls

‘It is all as hilarious as the first book and delves into serious history, albeit in a not very serious manner.’ —Daily Telegraph

‘Another entertaining, opinionated and thought-provoking take on the great Australian story’ —Tom Gilling, Weekend Australian

True Girt will undoubtedly be as popular as Girt, and fans of both will no doubt look forward to whatever subsequent volumes are planned.’ —Hobart Mercury

‘Erudition leavened with wit , this should be a definite addition to your bookshelf’ —Big Issue

‘[David Hunt] is an irreverent writer who makes history accessible through humour.’ —Stephen Romei, Weekend Australian

‘David Hunt's riotous, hilarious and enthralling history of Australia cleverly belies the weight and breadth of his knowledge. Unputdownable. I loved it.’ —Paula Byrne, author of the international bestsellers The Real Jane Austen and Kick: The True Story of JFK's Sister and the Heir to Chatsworth

True Girt is a fresh, funny and highly entertaining account of a sometimes bloody history that will make the most reluctant student of history sit up and listen — and laugh.’ —Judges Notes, 2017 Russell Prize for Humour Writing

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