The Lucky Country: Popular Penguins
'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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Review: The Lucky CountryUser Review - JC - Goodreads
"The lucky country" is a phrase so overused and, as Horne notes in his foreword, so abused; while understood clearly at the time of its original publication, Horne's heavy irony somehow became lost ... Read full review
Review: The Lucky CountryUser Review - Rob Manwaring - Goodreads
Ace. read this in Melbourne as a distraction. I just wish I had read this before I moved to Australia. Horne wrote this in the 1960s, and it is a sketch of Australia, which still rings many truths ... Read full review