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  • Published: 25 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9781742533414
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

Bury Me Vertical

In his latest collection, Ryle brings together the best cock and bull stories from the local pub, the sale yard, the track and his own remarkable life.

Have you heard the one about the codger who fed his greyhound his heart medicine to make it go faster at the track? What about the bloke who was growing six-foot ears of corn in his ute? Or the penny-pinching Scotsman whose last request is to be buried upright?
Everyone knows someone who tells a good story. You find these blokes propping up the bar, or at the sale yards, or you run into them down the road. Ryle Winn knows more of these yarn-spinners than most - he's spent a lot of time on the land and had about fifty different jobs. He's a dab hand at bending the truth himself.
In his latest collection, Ryle shares the best cock and bull stories from around the traps and his own remarkable life.  Pull up a chair and get comfortable - you won't be anywhere for a while.

'Each tale will have you laughing out loud, a really great read with humour and more than a little attitude.  Bushies and Townies will enjoy this offering equally.'

'Ryle's effortless larrikin style will have you laughing out loud one minute and on the edge of your seat the next.'

  • Pub date: 25 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9781742533414
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the Author

R.M. Winn

R. M. Winn is one of those blokes who never cave in. No matter how serious the situation, he hauls it out front and deals with it, hard and fast ­no ifs or buts. Not even a malignant brain tumour could lay him in his tracks. He is totally self-reliant, lacks reverence, doesn't yet know what 'political correctness' means, talks no bullshit – or not much – and won't listen to any, laughs at himself easily and at others more easily.

He says he attended Ipswich Grammar School, Queensland Institute of Technology and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, but will not agree to saying he was educated at any of them. He adds that in one or two cases he might have actually lost ground.

For thirty-five years he was a leading rural valuer and much sought­ after professional court witness but just as often preferred cane-cutting, chasing scrubber cattle, running brumbies, timber-getting and driving trucks around the backblocks.

He has a swag of books to his credit, including the self-published High Tides & Hard Rides, When a Tree Falls and Behind the Bike Shed and the Penguin-published Rough Diamonds & Real Gems, True Grit & Dry Wit, Out of the Blue and Up A Hollow Log.

So that's the bloke – take him or leave him, but when the going gets tough, line up beside him and you'll be right.

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