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Mount Buggery to Nowhere Else

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780733635588

Price: £13.99

ON SALE: 23rd February 2017

Genre: Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure / Humour / Slang & Dialect Humour

The stories behind Australia’s many, many strange, inappropriate and downright hilarious place names.

From Dismal Swamp to Useless Loop, Intercourse Island to Dead Mans Gully, Mount Buggery to Nowhere Else, Australia has some of the strangest, funniest, weirdest and most out-of-place names going – now described and explained in one humorous and fascinating book.

Australia’s vast spaces and irreverent, larrikin history have given us some of the best place names in the world. Ranging from the less than positive (Linger and Die Hill, NSW), to the indelicate (Scented Knob, WA), the idiotic (Eggs and Bacon Bay, TAS) to the inappropriate and the just plain fascinating, MOUNT BUGGERY TO NOWHERE ELSE is a toponymical journey through this nation of weird and wonderful places.

‘A hilarious and unusual tour of Australia and its history.’ DAILY TELEGRAPH

Reviews

A hilarious and unusual tour of Australia and its history
Troy Lennon, The Daily Telegraph
Overall though, this is a fun, sometimes shocking... but mostly quite amusing foray into Australian place names, and on the side, Australian history.
Bruce Gargoyle, The Bookshelf Gargoyle