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The Toorak Jackpot by [Macindoe, Rosemary]
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Length: 169 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Sweet surprises and gems of life observations shine through in The Toorak Jackpot. Rosemary Macindoe's "The Toorak Jackpot" is a touching parable about the true meaning of wealth. When Bert discovers that an anonymous benefactor has given him ten million dollars, he gives up his job as a successful shoe salesman to assume his role as a prince in the Melbourne suburb of Toorak. What ensues is a topsy-turvy series of events as Bert struggles with the new extravagances in his life and the dilemmas-emotional and spiritual-that they create. Using Bert's transformation from a happy and hardworking Italian Australian to a fun-loving millionaire who struggles to find meaning in his life, "The Toorak Jackpot" effectively explores the meaning of wealth on tangible and intangible levels. Australian culture is solidly if somewhat stereotypically represented by colloquialisms from "mate" to "dag," views of Australian stores, references to the beer-drinking prime minister, and Bert's own focus on beer drinking and his laid-back attitude toward the changes in his life. ... Sweet surprises and gems of life observations shine through in The Toorak Jackpot. Review by Maya Fleischmann for Foreword Reviews

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Before Rupert Murdoch married Jerry Hall and Tony Abbott was Prime Minister of Australia, enterprising shoe salesman Bert Smith got an offer he couldn’t refuse—to live the high life in Melbourne’s premier suburb—Toorak!

There was a catch, however…

He had to tell everyone within cooee that he was a prince—a Toorak prince!

And that’s when all the fun began for Bert!


Writing from her experience growing up in Toorak, Rosemary Macindoe blends a mélange of humour, satire and with a dash of poignancy in "The Toorak Jackpot". This modern fable, inspired by Dickens' "Great Expectations" explores what it means to be truly wealthy.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4224 KB
  • Print Length: 169 pages
  • Publisher: Australian eBook Publisher (8 August 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01K1G0G10
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #358,298 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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