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  • Published: 30 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9780143565406
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 104
  • RRP: $19.99

Short Notes from the Long History of Happiness


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A popular collection of wry and whimsical pieces about the long history of happiness.

Come sit down beside me I said to myself,
And although it doesn't makes sense,
I held my own hand
As a small sign of trust
And together I sat on the fence.

  • Pub date: 30 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9780143565406
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 104
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Michael Leunig

Michael Leunig has been drawing and writing for Australian newspapers since 1965. He was born in Melbourne and now lives on a farm in north-eastern Victoria. His work has been widely published overseas, and has been adapted in Australia for television, theatre and radio. His many titles include The Penguin Leunig, The Travelling Leunig, Ramming the Shears, Everyday Devils and Angels, You and Me, Short Notes from the Long History of Happiness, Why Dogs Sniff Each Other's Tails, Goatperson and Other Tales, The Curly Pyjama Letters, The Stick, Poems, Strange Creature and The Lot.

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