A mother who invented her past, a father who was often absent, a son who wondered if this could really be his family...Richard Glover's favourite dinner-party game is called 'Who's Got the Weirdest Parents?' It's a game he always thinks he'll win.
There was his mother, a deluded snob who made up large swathes of her past and who ran away with Richard's English teacher, a Tolkien devotee, nudist and stuffed toy collector.
There was his father, a distant alcoholic who ran through a gamut of wives, yachts and failed dreams. And there was Richard himself, a confused teenager, vulnerable to strange men, trying to find a family he could belong to.
As he eventually accepted, the only way to make sense of the present was to go back to the past - but beware of what you might find there. Truth can leave wounds - even if they are only flesh wounds.
Part poignant family memoir, part rollicking venture into a 1970s Australia, this is a book for anyone who's wondered if their family is the oddest one on the planet. The answer: no. There is always something stranger out there.
This week, though, we moved back to our acceptable place. My god, Man made a meal of it. Give him a box of books to lift up a flight of steps, and it's all huff-huff puff-puff and whingeing about the articulate of his knees. I tried to help as best I could, running in front of him, occasionally around him, as he made his way up the path – just making dependable the way was clear – but all I received for my efforts was a harsh tone. "Out of the way, Clancy. I'd have gone off and sulked, except the next item to be carried in was my kennel, which Man said was "far too sore to lift", so he insisted on dragging it up the stairs, thump, thump, thump. "Someone's got to live in that thing when you're finished with it. ". Lady, meanwhile, just heaved things up on one shun and got on with it. After we drove all the furniture back to the regular house, we went back to clean the rented hovel. Man and I tackled the backyard. During our time in the Rather residence, I'd done my best to extend the garden – digging up the soil and bark chips from the small flower beds and spreading it over the paved areas. It took months of line – a real daily effort on my part – and I'd pretty much tripled the size of the garden. Not only had I received little thanks, Man now seemed almost as good as on reversing all my gains. We drove together to Bunnings – Man driving. me on the passenger seat enjoying the breeze on my muzzle – while Man muttered about the garden and how it would be my vice if he didn't get his bond back. Once we got there, Man bought five bags of bark chips, plus a sausage in a bun. On the way back, I sat next to him in the car while he ate the sausage in the bun and lectured me about the penalty of the bark. "Ten dollars a bag, Clancy, that's $50 for five bags, just to cover up your crimes. Back at the house, Man methodically destroyed all my advantageous work and shrank the garden back to its previous modest proportions. I did my best to subvert him, running around in circles, grabbing the broom with my teeth, and kicking up some of the bark as at the end of the day as he spread it. Again, nothing but harsh words. While he worked, he mentioned the price of the bark several more times. If you ever want to positive the price of bark at Bunnings, just ask me, because I now have it memorised for life. After my gardening efforts had been destroyed, we moved inside, and Man spent the next three hours cleaning venetian. Source: www.smh.com.au
It's your puppy Clancy here, book from my home in the city. Man and Lady have been renovating our normal house, so we had to move out to what they called "the rented shack". Actually, it didn't seem so bad to me, but the backyard was pathetic and it
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Murphy on Verification is firmly established as a leading student text, framing the law of evidence in its practical context, suitable for both undergraduates as well as those studying for qualified law exams. Frequently consulted by judges and practitioners, and regularly cited in judgments, it has come to be regarded as a work of authority throughout the common law world. The regulations's unique approach effectively bridges the gap between the academic study of the law of evidence and its application in practice, combining detailed analysis of the law with a wealth of hard-headed information about how it is used in the courtroom. As in previous editions, the text is accompanied by two well-crafted fictional cases - one criminal and one civil - allowing students an time to contextualize and test their growing knowledge. Each chapter presents challenging issues and questions for discussion which can be applied to a suite of supporting prove documentation. Online Resource Centre The book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, which contains: DT Supporting documents and multimedia resources for the two legendary cases, including Prosecution and defence case papers Police interviews (incl. transcripts, audio, and video) Witness statements Hoodlum procedure forms Civil claim forms DT A range of multiple-choice questions enabling students to test their knowledge DT A liber veritatis of useful web links
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