Albert of Adelaide

Albert of Adelaide

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By (author) Howard L. Anderson

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  • Publisher: Serpent's Tail
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm
  • Publication date: 1 June 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1846688418
  • ISBN 13: 9781846688416
  • Sales rank: 1,436,191

Product description

It is a story of the Australian Outback, a duck-billed platypus on a quest, and what it means to be a hero. Albert is a duck-billed platypus, who has escaped from a zoo in Adelaide to look for somewhere that may, or may not, exist: Old Australia, a place where humans never venture, and animals still rule. Albert knows it's somewhere in the middle of the Outback - not the ideal habitat for a water-loving animal - but now he's lost and close to death. He's saved, though, by Jack, a pyromaniac, sardine-loving wombat, who promptly gets him into even worse trouble taking him to a marsupial-only bar run by a kangaroo called O'Hanlin, getting him drunk and then burning the bar down. And this is just the beginning of Albert's adventure...A glorious romp of a novel, "Albert of Adelaide" is a story of friendship, loyalty and heroism. And marsupials. Pacy and poignant, it's completely original - a book for people (and animals) of all ages.

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Howard L. Anderson has lived a varied life: he flew with a helicopter battalion in Vietnam, worked on fishing boats in Alaska, in the steel mills of Pittsburgh, as a truck driver in Houston, and a scriptwriter in Hollywood. After earning a law degree, he became legal counsel for the New Mexico Organized Crime Commission. He is currently a district attorney in New Mexico, where he defends Mexican nationals charged with crimes north of the border. Albert of Adelaide is his first novel. He has never lived in Australia.