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The Australian Alternative

by Faulk, Laura E. & Odie B.; Faulk, Nancy M. & Richard D

First Edition

Price: $30.00
from: Rose's Books, IOBA

  • Seller Inventory #: EM-B1199-11
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: New
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0870002511
  • ISBN 13: 9780870002519
  • Publisher: Arlington House Publishers
  • Place: New Rochelle, New York
  • Date published: 1975

New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House Publishers, 1975. New Rochelle, NY, 1975. First edition. 8vo. Copper-brown cloth with maroon lettering embossed on spine, blind stamp on front board, illustrated with map and two black and white photographs, 184 pp. The first candid book about moving to Australia; the Faulks reveal the good and the bad and refrain from painting the continent as the Promised Land. They find that it is indeed a place to get away from it all, for the newspapers and TV commentators concentrate almost exclusively on internal affairs. People wear out their cloths, take care of their automobiles and do not allow houses to go to ruin. Natural resources are conserved because people, by and large, do not have that stage of affluence that allows planned obsolescence to become a way of life. Yet our problems are their problems and the problems are growing there, too. Minor soiling and ¼" flat tear on back of dust jacket. New, unread condition in a very good dust jacket, protected by a mylar cover.. First Edition. Cloth. New/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.