The Toorak Jackpot

Australian eBook Publisher
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Before Rupert Murdoch married Jerry Hall and Tony Abbott was Prime Minister of Australia, enterprising shoe salesman Bert Smith got an offer he couldn’t refuse—to live the high life in Melbourne’s premier suburb—Toorak!

There was a catch, however…

He had to tell everyone within cooee that he was a prince—a Toorak prince!

And that’s when all the fun began for Bert!

Writing from her experience growing up in Toorak, Rosemary Macindoe blends a mélange of humour, satire and with a dash of poignancy in "The Toorak Jackpot". This modern fable, inspired by Dickens' "Great Expectations" explores what it means to be truly wealthy.
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About the author

Rosemary Macindoe is an artist and a writer, based in Melbourne, Australia. Throughout her career she has worked in banking, and in retail selling shoes. The Toorak Jackpot, a work of humorous fiction, is her first novella

Macindoe was born and grew up in Toorak, a Victorian suburb many now consider to be one of the best in Australia. Her family has lived in Toorak for three generations, since 1929 when her grandfather moved there to become the county court judge.

With a warm sense of humour and a touch of poignant irony, Macindoe wrote The Toorak Jackpot to pay tribute to her father. A successful solicitor with his own law firm, in Toorak, he became a soldier for the Australian army in World War II.

He was captured in Crete in 1939 and spent four years in a German prisoner of war camp. He survived the war and set the world on fire with Macindoe’s mother by his side. He was an unofficial Toorak prince.
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Publisher
Australian eBook Publisher
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Published on
Feb 9, 2017
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Pages
172
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ISBN
9781925516210
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Humorous / General
Fiction / Satire
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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