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Wine flows it promises to be an eventful couple of days Comic topical honest sharply intelligent and above all sympathetic Robert Drewe's exhilarating new novel tells a classic Australian family saga as it has never been told befo There was much which made me smile and laugh in this book The whole Irish Catholic family get together BB I smiled too at the references to places of my own childhood the Bentleigh State Savings Bank and the church hall where I used to rehearse for all those school musicals However there was something lacking it is a book where the parts are greater than the sum if I might reverse the usual saying Lots of insightful comments about Australian society and changes in banking lots of spot on depictions of recognisable Aussie characters but nothing much else I kept waiting for the narrative arc to appear the set up was so prolonged and by the end I was over it and felt the ending did not do justice to the work Drewe had put in in the first two thirds of the book I'd recommend it for a fun lighthearted read but I was expecting

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WhipbirdKungadgee Victoria Australia A weekend in late November 2014 At Hugh and Christine Cleary's new vineyard Whipbird six generations of the Cleary family are coming together from far and wide to celebrate the 160th anniversary of the On the 160th anniversary of Connor Cleary's arrival in Australia the family holds a reunion and celebration weekend at Hugh Cleary's newest auisition; his vineyard Whipbird The book is a series of vignettes of the lives of various family members written from their own point of view There are many branches of the family and many characters few of whom I found likeable or interestingWhile books that are character based rather than plot driven can be engaging the characters are not developed enough beyong the character or the stereotype to really carry the story By page 71 I was asking When will something happen? and by page 213 I decided that I was not willing to read the last third of the book in hopes that there would be a twist to redeem it Many of the characters found the weekend at Whipbird disappointing and so did I

Robert Drewe ↠ Whipbird reader

epub ↠ Whipbird æ Ê gwairsoft ñ [KINDLE] ❆ Whipbird Author Robert Drewe – Gwairsoft.co.uk Kungadgee Victoria Australia A weekend in late November 2014 At Hugh and Christine Cleary's new vineyard Whipbird six generations of the Cleary family are coming together from far and wide to celebrat Kungadgee Victoria AustraArrival of their ancestor Conor Cleary from Ireland Hugh has been meticulously planning the event for months a chance to proudly showcase Whipbird to the extended clan Some of these family members know each other; some don't As the Loved nearly everything about this book It is my first Robert Drewe I laughed out loud over many of the incidents A real 'take the Mickey out of families' The notion of a family reunion and links with the Eureka Stockade really worked for me I loved the names of the characters and the changing nature of 'Aussie' families Our multi culturalism Loved the Tshirts and the Richmond Football Club connections Loved the Vegan v Carnivore debates young v old the lost painting up yours pseudo characters and particularly the historical and hysterical antics along the way eg the State Savings Bank of Victoria There was nothing I didn’t like about this book I didn’t give it 5 because I thought it petered out a bit in the last few chapters I think Book endings are the hardest part for authors to write and I’m often disappointed in this regard Fabulous book for discussion groups