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It's 1919, Richmond football club is on top of the ladder, cream buns are threepence each and four boys are gunning for the best job in town. Charlie is lucky enough to win the prime job – running messages for Squizzy Taylor, the most dangerous gangster in Melbourne. But things start to get a little too hot for Charlie, so he decides to take the money and run . . .

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    May 30, 2005


    240 pages

    RRP $19.99

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    May 30, 2005

    Penguin eBooks

    228 pages

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