The Moods of Ginger Mick

Clarence Dennis SHOP:9781460756010
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The perfect collector's item - a beautiful facsimile edition of C. J. Dennis's classic tribute to the Australian digger published by Angus & Robertson during World War One as a gift from home to the soldier in the trenches.

The Moods of Ginger Mick was C. J. Dennis's follow-up to his phenomenally successful The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke. In Dennis's signature vernacular, it tells the story of Mick, a likeable rogue and friend of Bill (the Sentimental Bloke). Answering the call to arms for King and Country, Mick leaves behind his love, Rose, to go to the battlefields of Gallipoli. Dennis's verse is full ofhumour and pathos and truly captures the spirit of the era.

This edition, published to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One, has been minted from one of eight extremely rare books of verse originally published by Angus & Robertson as little reminders of home for soldiers to slip into a pocket and carry through the fighting.


Hard cover, illustrated, 164 pages.


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