Last year for Christmas, I sent my brother in Holland a copy of “The Aussie Bible – well, bits of it anyway” by Kel Richards. So this year when I saw Charles Dickens’ famous story retold by the same clever bloke, I couldn’t resist. We’ve been reading it aloud a couple of times a week at the evening meal…it’s so Aussie, it’s really funny.

Set in the outback town of Dandaloo where the stinking hot wind blows the gritty red dust about, Ted Scrooge, the stingy old Stock and Station Agent who sends his nephew away with “Tommyrot – what’s Christmas for anyway!” meets his deceased friend Jack Marley who introduces Ted to some experiences he will never forget. Dickens’ timeless message in a culture and climate we are all familiar with gives the story a wonderful fresh slant.

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