Contact Us Need help? Contact us
Explore Departments
Departments

Swerve

Phillip Gwynne


  • Paperback
    $14.39
PUBLISHED: 31st August 2009
ISBN: 9780143009337
ANNOTATION:
Sixteen-year-old Hugh Twycross has a bright future, mapped out by his parents, his teachers - everybody, it seems, except Hugh Twycross. Hugh has a secret, though: he loves cars and he loves car racing. When his grandfather asks him to go on a road trip to Uluru in his 1970 Holden HT Monaro, Hugh decides, for once in his life, to do the unexpected.
Swerve
SAVE
28%
RRP $19.99
$14.39
Or pay later with
Leaves warehouse in 4 to 6 days
From Sydney
Delivery
Check your delivery time: Your delivery location:
{{ SelectedArea.Suburb }}{{ SelectedArea.Country == 'AU' ? (', ' + SelectedArea.State) : '' }} ({{ SelectedArea.Postcode }}) change
  • {{ Area.Suburb }}{{ Area.Country == 'AU' ? (', ' + Area.State) : '' }} {{ Area.Postcode }}
  • Your area not listed?
    Try search by suburb and postcode.
{{ DeliveryOption.expectation }} - {{ DeliveryOption.door_time }}
{{ DeliveryOption.price | currencyCentsFree }}
from {{ DeliveryOption.price | currencyCentsFree }}
Option unavailable
If ordered {{ DeliveryOption.cutoff }}
{{ DeliveryOption.name }}
 
 
!
An error occurred getting delivery options
Sorry about that, please try again later.
OTHER FORMATS:
  • Paperback
    $14.39
PUBLISHED: 31st August 2009
ISBN: 9780143009337
ANNOTATION:
Sixteen-year-old Hugh Twycross has a bright future, mapped out by his parents, his teachers - everybody, it seems, except Hugh Twycross. Hugh has a secret, though: he loves cars and he loves car racing. When his grandfather asks him to go on a road trip to Uluru in his 1970 Holden HT Monaro, Hugh decides, for once in his life, to do the unexpected.

Annotation

Sixteen-year-old Hugh Twycross has a bright future, mapped out by his parents, his teachers - everybody, it seems, except Hugh Twycross. Hugh has a secret, though: he loves cars and he loves car racing. When his grandfather asks him to go on a road trip to Uluru in his 1970 Holden HT Monaro, Hugh decides, for once in his life, to do the unexpected.

Publisher Description

One of the country's finest young cellists, 16-year-old Hugh Twycross, has a bright future. A future that has been mapped out by his parents, his teachers, by everybody, it seems, except Hugh Twycross. Hugh has a secret, though: he loves cars and he loves car racing. When his newly discovered grandfather, Poppy, asks him to go on a road trip to Uluru in his 1970 Holden HT Monaro, Hugh decides, for once in his life, to do the unexpected. As they embark on a journey into the vast and fierce landscape of the Australian interior, Hugh discovers that Poppy has a secret that will unravel both their lives and take them in a direction they never expected.

Author Biography

Phillip Gwynne's first novel Deadly Unna? the literary hit of 1998, has now sold over 180,000 copies. It was made into the feature film Australian Rules for which Phillip won an AFI award. The sequel, Nukkin Ya, was published to great acclaim in 2000. He has also written The Worst Team Ever, Born to Bake, and A Chook Called Harry in the Aussie Bites series, and Jetty Rats, and has written an adult detective thriller The Build Up, The Debt series, and most recently, the young adult novel is Swerve, which was shortlisted for many awards amongst them the 2010 Prime Minister's Award and the Golden Inky. He is also the author of Michael in the Stuff Happens series.

Prizes

Short-listed for Prime Minister's Literary Awards (Australia): Young Adult Fiction 2010

Product Details

Author
Phillip Gwynne
Publisher
Penguin Books Australia
Year
2009
ISBN-10
0143009338
ISBN-13
9780143009337
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2009-08-31
Country of Publication
Australia
Pages
240
Browse by category