Stories teacher didn't tell. Buccaneers and blood-curdling cannibals, heroes and villains, legends and lowlife. An absorbing cavalcade of characters and events that have helped shape the Australian heritage.
The pirates, the Hollywood idols, the deadly enigmas, the sporting epics, the macabre. This riveting compendium of beautifully told stories is hard to beat for a bedtime read, say the critics.