While Girt covered Australia's earliest colonial years, True Girt transports readers to the Australian frontier and introduces a whole host of new characters including William Nicholson, a bespectacled Melbourne hipster who popularised the steam-powered coffee roaster, and Thomas Davey, a hard-drinking Tasmanian governor who loved a good drink and a dirty joke. He reveals how Truganini's death inspired the Martian invasion of earth, and unveils the dandy-esque undoing of the blue-eyed Robin Hood of the bushranging world.
Want to win a copy of this impeccable, irreverent and impressive book as well as a souvenir tea towel? We have three prize packs up for grabs. Simply email [email protected] with your name and address and tell us what your favourite part of being Australian is. This competition is open to all AU residents and closes at midnight on Friday, 21 October. Winners will be notified after this date.