The Devil in Tim

Penelope's travels in Tasmania

Tim Bowden
NZD $27.99

Tim Bowden, one of Australia's best loved travel writers and story tellers, rediscovers his native state - Tasmania - revealing with wry humour and enthusiasm its history and its people.

In a word: delightful - Herald Sun

Prepared to be charmed. - Canberra Times

When Tim Bowden went back to Tasmania to explore his state of origin for the first time in many years, he was reminded of his adolescent assertion that Tasmania is the testicle of Australia, suffusing the mainland with strength and vigour. What a pity there is only one of them.'

In this cheeky and warm rediscovery of Tasmania and its at-times dark history, Tim and his wife Ros explore some of the quirkier outposts of island civilisation (stopping at a winery or three along the way) and travel through landscapes of incomparable beauty and devastating desolation. With a cast of characters as memorable as they are eccentric, this is a generous portrait of the island and its fiercely proud people.

A fascinating and humorous account of a rapidly changing Tasmania, told by one of Australia's most infectious raconteurs and highly regarded broadcasters, The Devil in Tim belongs in the suitcase or backpack of every visitor to Tasmania, first timers and regulars alike.

Author bio:

Tim Bowden has an enviable reputation as broadcaster and author. A household name through his long-running ABC-TV series Backchat, Tim has charmed Australian readers with his many books, from the war story genre with Changi Photographer and One Crowded Hour, to history and reminiscence with The Way My Father Tells It and The Silence Calling, to his recent Penelope travel books and his autobiography Spooling Through.

Category: Travel writing
ISBN: 9781741752373
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: May 2008
Page Extent: 336
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Travel writing