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What next you bastard : an autobiography

Author: Ken Hall; Monika McFerran
Publisher: Alexandria, NSW : Hale & Iremonger, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ken Hall spent much of his early life in hospital--at twelve he was moved from the children's ward to the terminal adult ward, where he was surrounded by old dying men. As a consequence he never learnt to read or write. The doctors insisted he was going to die but he survived. As he grew older he struggled in the face of calculated cruelty to lead a normal life in a society which equates illiteracy with idiocy. His  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Ken Hall; Ken Hall
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Hall; Monika McFerran
ISBN: 0868067059 9780868067056
OCLC Number: 52819748
Description: 286 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Ken Hall with Monika McFerran.

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"Ken Hall spent much of his early life in hospital--at twelve he was moved from the children's ward to the terminal adult ward, where he was surrounded by old dying men. As a consequence he never learnt to read or write. The doctors insisted he was going to die but he survived. As he grew older he struggled in the face of calculated cruelty to lead a normal life in a society which equates illiteracy with idiocy. His attempts to conceal his reading probelms and his determination to make his own way despite continuing ill health make for sometimes hilarious, sometimes painful, but always compelling reading...Ken now 61, is currently developing 'Radio for all Australians', a national radio service for disadvantaged people. He still can't read or write..." -- p [4] of cover.

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