Redback - Howard JacobsonBantam, 1986, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges. Pages lightly age-tanned, heavier toward the margins.
From the cover: “It wasn't a he — it was a she. Only the shes are venomous. The biteree in question is Karl Leon Forelock, product of the Northern English town of Partington (the wettest spot in Europe) and a graduate with a double starred first in the Moral Decencies from Malapert College, Cambridge. Sent to Sydney on a CIA bursary, in order to teach the Australians how to live, Leon Forelock soon discovers that there are those amongst the native population who believe that they have an education to pass on in return. But it is at the hands of the women of Australia that Leon receives his most painful, and on occasions his most pleasurable, lessons. Meanwhile, in a foul, dilapidated bush privy, way up in the Bogong High Plains, the Redback sucks her teeth and waits her turn...”