Up A Hollow Log

Up A Hollow Log

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Master storyteller Ryle Winn learnt his craft in the backblocks, experimented with it in the public bar and honed it in between musters and sale yards. In Ryle's third collection of true tales, read how ordinary situations can turn into mayhem at the drop of a hat. Meet a ute-load of wayward working dogs, a horse and rider that would do The Man from Snowy River proud and an opportunistic elephant outwitting a truck driver. And if that's not enough, there's always the wedding anniversary shared with a couple of bogged cows two hundred metres from dry land . . . You'll bust a gut laughing, you'll be left incredulous, you might even shed a tear or two. But most of all, you'll be glad you took the time to join Ryle Winn in celebrating man's best friend - and other creatures from the bush and beyond. BY THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF Out of the Blue, True Grit & Dry Wit, Rough Diamonds & Real Gems and Bury Me Vertical
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  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 18mm | 230g
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • 0143205277
  • 9780143205272

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'Ryle Winn has an engaging, racy style. Not many have the ability to record a yarn the way it was told and lose nothing in the translation, or even make it better.' - Colin Thiele.
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About R.M. Winn

R. M. Winn is one of those blokes who never cave in. No matter how serious the situation, he hauls it out front and deals with it, hard and fast -no ifs or buts. Not even a malignant brain tumour could lay him in his tracks. He is totally self-reliant, lacks reverence, doesn't yet know what 'political correctness' means, talks no bullshit - or not much - and won't listen to any, laughs at himself easily and at others more easily. He says he attended Ipswich Grammar School, Queensland Institute of Technology and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, but will not agree to saying he was educated at any of them. He adds that in one or two cases he might have actually lost ground.

For thirty-five years he was a leading rural valuer and much sought- after professional court witness but just as often preferred cane-cutting, chasing scrubber cattle, running brumbies, timber-getting and driving trucks around the backblocks.

He has a swag of books to his credit, including the self-published High Tides & Hard Rides, When a Tree Falls and Behind the Bike Shed and the Penguin-published Rough Diamonds & Real Gems, True Grit & Dry Wit, Out of the Blue and Up A Hollow Log.

So that's the bloke - take him or leave him, but when the going gets tough, line up beside him
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