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The boy who could tickle clouds by [Briggs, Stephen]
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Length: 306 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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In 1973 on a drive way on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert, Stephen Briggs, a five year old Ten Pound Pom discovers he is cursed with two of the most malicious maladies known to mankind. He wears his shorts too high and he is sensitive. The first curse he deals with relatively effectively by pulling his shorts down to his knees. The second however is never far from the surface but Stephen endures it with the help of the three best things in his life. Kimba the white Guinea Pig, the scorching Pilbara desert and his wonderful dad Gerry. The "boy who could tickle clouds" is the hilarious, moving and joyous story of an English boys journey to find himself in the Australian Outback.

Richard Stubbs from ABC 774 Afternoons said, “It’s such a good book. So beautifully written. In a style that maintains itself. It’s really distinctive… the book’s great, really readable. The book will drag you in because… its very dense writing. There’s lots of stuff on the page. There’s lots of beautiful descriptions. You need to read the book.” https://soundcloud.com/stephen-briggs-author/stephen-briggs-abc774

"Warm and whimsical... Briggs' memoir is a LAUGH OUT LOUD coming of age story." William Yeoman The West Australian.

"I have known Steve for over 25 years. He is a natural storyteller and of the funniest people I know. Although I wish I hadn't seen him naked. That's a long story that involves Karaoke." Judith Lucy.

"Stephen has brilliantly captured the frontier life of the Pilbara in the 70s in his new memoir “The Boy Who Could Tickle Clouds”. It’s a great read that provides a snapshot of an earlier time here in the North West." Alex Hyman ABC North West.

"Benny Hill has a LOT to answer for..." Jean Briggs (Stephen's mum)

About the Author

Stephen's first memory of story telling, was when he was 5 years old, on holiday in his native Yorkshire. Upon hearing his half Australian half Yorkshire accent his relatives stuck him on a chair, crowded round, poked him with a stick and said, "Talk!" Sadly for those close to him he hasn't drawn breath since... Stephen discovered that he was a performer a few months later when he streaked through one of his mother's tea parties wearing nothing but her oversized platform shoes and a miniature cape shrieking, "Someone's let the snake out.  Run for your life!"

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1910 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1490319476
  • Publisher: Recurring Dream Pty Ltd (29 May 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D3COW42
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #412,389 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 starsLoved it!
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3.0 out of 5 stars'The boy would could tickle clouds' Stephen Briggs
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Paul Middleton
5.0 out of 5 starsExcellent Memories
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5.0 out of 5 starsFabulous read!!
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4.0 out of 5 starsExcellent young adult book & great for adults too
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