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The Resource Boyhoodlum : memoirs of a devious childhood, Anson Cameron

Boyhoodlum : memoirs of a devious childhood, Anson Cameron

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Boyhoodlum : memoirs of a devious childhood
Title
Boyhoodlum
Title remainder
memoirs of a devious childhood
Statement of responsibility
Anson Cameron
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
You know those childhood memoirs that tell of the innocence of youth, of a gentle past when boys and girls were adorable and agreeable, respectful of their elders, and spoke only when spoken to? This isn't one of those. Boyhoodlum is the hilarious confession of an ingeniously devious and destructive boy. In the late 1960s and early '70s, Anson Cameron waged guerrilla war on his hometown in country Victoria. When he wasn't blowing his family TV to smithereens, he was electrocuting a friend's mother; when he wasn't raining expletives on a genial deaf neighbour, he was raining missiles on classical music fans. And in his leisure hours, he found time to join a Wee Club, stockpiling an ocean of urine for future use. Knowing he was destined for greatness, young Anson saw no reason to keep his self-importance to Napoleonic levels. At high school, a posse of hirsute male teachers attempted to put the errant lad in his place. But would the 'wonderbeards' be able to quell a born entertainer and agitator? Brilliantly evoking an era in which the Cisco Kid, Valiant Chargers and the lethal powers of a home-made shanghai reigned supreme, Anson Cameron's riotous memoir is a crash-investigator's report on how not to be a boy
Summary
You know those childhood memoirs that tell of the innocence of youth, of a gentle past when boys and girls were adorable and agreeable, respectful of their elders, and spoke only when spoken to? This isn't one of those. Boyhoodlum is the hilarious confession of an ingeniously devious and destructive boy. In the late 1960s and early '70s, Anson Cameron waged guerrilla war on his hometown in country Victoria. When he wasn't blowing his family TV to smithereens, he was electrocuting a friend's mother; when he wasn't raining expletives on a genial deaf neighbour, he was raining missiles on classical music fans. And in his leisure hours, he found time to join a Wee Club, stockpiling an ocean of urine for future use. Knowing he was destined for greatness, young Anson saw no reason to keep his self-importance to Napoleonic levels. At high school, a posse of hirsute male teachers attempted to put the errant lad in his place. But would the 'wonderbeards' be able to quell a born entertainer and agitator? Brilliantly evoking an era in which the Cisco Kid, Valiant Chargers and the lethal powers of a home-made shanghai reigned supreme, Anson Cameron's riotous memoir is a crash-investigator's report on how not to be a boy
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10464787
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cameron, Anson
Dewey number
823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Cameron, Anson
  • Authors, Australian
  • Authors, Australian
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
memoirs of a devious childhood
Label
Boyhoodlum : memoirs of a devious childhood, Anson Cameron
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Scheduled to be published September 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054818471
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780857985002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)910239815
Label
Boyhoodlum : memoirs of a devious childhood, Anson Cameron
Publication
Copyright
Note
Scheduled to be published September 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054818471
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780857985002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)910239815

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