- ISBN 9780732293086 / 0732293081
- Title A Simpler Time
- Author Peter FitzSimons
- Category Biography: General
- Format Paperback
- Year 2011
- Pages 416
- Publisher HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
- Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
- Dimensions 129mm x 196mm x 26mm
An affectionate and hilarious tribute to the childhood of another era, from one of Australia's favourite authors.
A memoir of love, laughter, loss and billycarts. Peter FitzSimons's account of growing up on the rural outskirts of Sydney in the 1960s is first and foremost a tribute to family. But it is also a salute to times and generations past, when praise was understated but love unstinting; work was hard and values clear; when people stood by each other in adversity. Above all, in the FitzSimons home, days were for doing. In this rollicking and often hilarious memoir, Peter describes a childhood of mischief, camaraderie, eccentric characters, drama - and constant love and generosity. The childhood of a simpler time.
Peter FitzSimons is the author of nearly twenty books - including Tobruk and biographies of Nancy Wake, Kim Beazley, Nene King, Nick Farr-Jones, Steve Waugh and John Eales - and was Australia's bestselling non-fiction writer in 2001 and 2004.