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The Resource Wasted : the true story of Jim McNeil, violent criminal and brilliant playwright, Ross Honeywill

Wasted : the true story of Jim McNeil, violent criminal and brilliant playwright, Ross Honeywill

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Wasted : the true story of Jim McNeil, violent criminal and brilliant playwright
Title
Wasted
Title remainder
the true story of Jim McNeil, violent criminal and brilliant playwright
Statement of responsibility
Ross Honeywill
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True story of Jim McNeil, violent criminal and brilliant playwright
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At 13, Jim McNeil quit school for good. At 14, he started an affair with a brothel madam. By his 20s, he was a recidivist, had a wife, six kids and was well on his way to a 17-year sentence for shooting a policeman during an armed robbery. When he wrote his first play, in prison, he'd never set foot in a theatre. Just four years later he was a celebrity, freed ten years early thanks to the agitation of a powerful group of Sydney elite. But he eventually returned to the streets and was dead within a decade. His four plays stand as a testament to a talent sadly wasted. For the first time, this is the story of his tragic, mesmerising life
Biography type
individual biography
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377233
Cataloging source
ANL
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Honeywill, Ross
Dewey number
B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • McNeil, Jim
  • Dramatists, Australian
  • Prisoners
Target audience
adult
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the true story of Jim McNeil, violent criminal and brilliant playwright
Label
Wasted : the true story of Jim McNeil, violent criminal and brilliant playwright, Ross Honeywill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000045684527
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
312 p.
Isbn
9780670073955
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Wasted : the true story of Jim McNeil, violent criminal and brilliant playwright, Ross Honeywill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000045684527
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
312 p.
Isbn
9780670073955
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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