Paul Noble lives in Australia, a country which many
affectionately refer to as The Land Of Oz,
and its inhabitants as Aussie battlers.
Some have described this land as similar to that portrayed
in Frank Bauns childrens book, The
Wizard of Oz, with its strange creatures, unusual
landscapes, and odd people, but the citizens are fiercely
proud of their land and their way of life, especially
the notion that all people are equal under the sun.
This is illustrated by their quick reaction to anyone
who might begin to display an air of superiority, as
they are quickly put back in their place
by their mates. In young Paul Nobles day, this
concept of equality applied to all, except of course
the younger generation. Children were expected to be
seen and not heard. This especially applied to those
who were described as, Wards of the State,
a position in which this young man found himself.
Follow his story as he grows up within the institutions
of South Australia, and later his adventures, as a young
man eager to experience much of what this Land
Of Oz has to offer. When finally he is confronted
by the choices and responsibilities that come with adult
life, how will he cope? What direction will he take?
The answers are all contained in this wonderfully inspirational
book that will cause you at times to both laugh and
Allow your imagination to be taken on this fascinating
journey through a world and an era which many readers
will remember, but few have experienced, in this land
affectionately called Oz.
A great read!