In Australian slang, an illywhacker is a country fair con man, an unprincipled seller of fake diamonds and dubious tonics. And Herbert Badgery, may be the king of them all. Vagabond and charlatan, aviator and car salesman, seducer and patriarch, Badgery is a walking embodiment of the Australian national character.
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Review: IllywhackerUser Review - Martha - Goodreads
This was my first Peter Carey book, and the title is evocative of what the reader will find within. I don't remember the plot; what I do remember is that it was totally off the wall and left me wanting more from this author. Definitely a fantasy. Read full review
Review: IllywhackerUser Review - Erica Tascott - Goodreads
I just can't get into this book... Read full review