Lennie Lower

Lennie Lower

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Leonard (Lennie) Waldermar Lower (September 24, 1903 - 19 July 1947) was an Australian humourist who is still considered by many to be the comic genius of Australian journalism.Lower was born in Dubbo, New South Wales. His father was a pharmacist and his mother was Florence McInerney. Educated in Sydney, Lower joined the army for a brief time before turning to journalism, where his talents as a humorist soon gained him a legion of dedicated fans and a place in Australian history. He wrote up to eight columns each week for a variety of newspapers in Sydney during the Depression and World War II. Lennie Lower wrote the novel Here's Luck in 1929. This novel deals with the twists and turns of fate befalling Jack Gudgeon and his feckless son Stanley. When Jack's wife Agatha suddenly leaves them, both go it alone on a wild rampage through Sydney's race courses, gambling dens, pubs and cafes. Cyril Pearl, a noted Sydney journalist and Lower's editor, described Here's Luck in the following terms: "It remains pre-eminently Australia's funniest book, as ageless as Pickwick or Tom Sawyer, a work of 'weird genius', as one reviewer put it, written by a 'Chaplin of words'."
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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134916382
  • 9786134916387