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Ducks for Dark Times is a hilarious, uplifting shot in the arm from Michael Leunig, an antidote to the prevailing madness.

A collection of cartoons about many strange and lovely things: kind words for dark days; simple poems concerning wonderful mysteries; reflections on sadness, joy, dismay, sanity, soup and beauty. Also: doubts, confessions, laments and tributes. Spirited depictions of dogs, ducks, teapots and trees, with various peculiar attempts to shine some light on dark and troubled times.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    October 30, 2017


    RRP $24.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

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Musings from the Inner Duck
The Essential Leunig: Cartoons from a Winding Path
Short Notes from the Long History of Happiness
Curly Verse: Selected Poems - Popular Penguins
The Lot: In Words
The Lot
Why Dogs Sniff Each Other's Tails
The Curly Pyjama Letters
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