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The Lucky Country: Popular Penguins: Popular Penguins by [Horne, Donald]
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The Lucky Country: Popular Penguins: Popular Penguins Kindle Edition

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Length: 288 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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'Australia is a lucky country, run mainly by second-rate people who share its luck.'

First published in 1964 The Lucky Country caused a sensation. The book was a wake-up call to an unimaginative nation, an indictment of a country mired in mediocrity and manacled to its past.

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He just wanted a decent book to read . . .

Not too much to ask, was it? It was in 1935 when Allen Lane stood on a British railway platform looking for something good to read on his journey. His choice was limited to popular magazines and poor quality paperbacks. Lane's disappointment and subsequent anger at the range of books available led him to found a company - and change the world.

'We believed in the existence of a vast reading public for intelligent books at a low price, and staked everything on it.' Sir Allen Lane, 1902-1970, founder of Penguin Books

Reading habits have changed since 1935, but Penguin still believes in publishing the best books for everyone to enjoy, and that quality books published passionately and responsibility make the world a better place.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2537 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin eBooks (29 June 2009)
  • Sold by: Penguin Australia Pty Ltd
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006ONOP5I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #16,290 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews
Angela Worthington
4.0 out of 5 starsWhy are we still the Lucky Country
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M. barter
5.0 out of 5 starsIntersting and Useful
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5.0 out of 5 starsWe are Australians - everything you need to know about doing business in Australia is between covers - written 44y ago things change very little in great red land
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5.0 out of 5 starsGreat Historical Piece
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