Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Larry Writer guest author at Hurstville LMG

Friday 8th April @ 7pm
Hurstville City Library

cnr Queens Rd & Dora St, Hurstville
Bookings 9330 6142

Enter the rough and tumble of Sydney's criminal underworld with Larry Writer Hurstville City Library's next guest author. Hear Larry introduce his new book Bumper The Life & Times of Frank 'Bumper' Farrell, the most feared and revered policeman in Australia's history.

Frank 'Bumper' Farrell was a legendary policeman and former Newtown footballer who worked the mean streets of Sydney in the wild days of Razor gangs, wartime and the ferocious '50s. His ruthless tactics put the fear of God into even the most hardened criminals. At notorious brothelkeeper Tilly Devine's 50th birtday party, she plunged the carving knife into the roast pork remarking, "I wish this 'ere pig was Bumper Farrell."

Among the books Larry has written or co-written are:

Razor (the Ned Kelly Award-winning account of Tilly Devine and soon to be the next Underbelly series)

Pleasure and Pain (the biography of Chrissy Amphlett)

The Australian Book of Heroism: Stories of Courage and Sacrifice

The Australian Book of True Crime

Fine Thanks Mate: John 'Bomber' Peard: League, Life and Second Chances

First Blood: Australia's Finest Great Sea Battle

The Moose that Roared (a biography of Rex Mossop)

Never Before, Never Again (the story of those players who played Rugby League for St George winning 11 premierships in a row from 1956-1966)

No One's Indestructible: Surviving Strokes and How to Avoid Them (with John Newcombe)

Sunshine & Shadow: a Brothers' Story (with Stephen Dack, the story of two brothers coping with the death of their mother from cancer)

He has worked in Sydney, London and New York as an editor, bureau chief and writer.

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