A Place Like this

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Univ. of Queensland Press, Jan 1, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 137 pages
3 Reviews
It's every young person's dream to hit the road. Jack and Annabel set out and find fifty acres of unpicked apples and a farmer who'll let them live in his shed. A brilliant companion to Love, Ghosts and Nose Hair, Steven Herrick's new novel perfectly captures the difficult search for identity in an isolated place.
  

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User Review  - DF1A_BethanyH - LibraryThing

At age eighteen, Jack and Annabel decide to skip college and just run away together. With their parents' support, they leave town heading to the beach. After running out of gas and food, they come ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rose - Goodreads

The follow-up to 'Love, ghosts and facial hair' (original title '... and nose hair'). What starts out as a roadtrip for the two star-crossed lovers soon becomes another person's story. 16 and pregnant ... Read full review

Contents

Jack
2
Jacks Dad
3
The stumbling bagpipes
7
What Dad said
8
For once in my life
11
A 1974 Corona
12
Annabel on Jack
13
Jack driving 75
16
The Department lady
65
Annabel on love
67
Emma replies
69
He asks
72
A gentle kick
74
Jacks plans
75
Uncle Craig
77
Different
78

The ride
18
this quiet land 11 Haybales
22
The farm
23
Craig
24
This quiet land
25
The shed
26
Craig on his Mum
28
My Dad says
30
Beck talks
31
Screwed
34
School photos
36
Colours
37
Annabel and babies
38
The dewwet grass
40
Lucky Emma
41
Emma
43
Annabel
44
Emma and her Mum
45
Lucky
47
George
48
Like a drunk
52
Emma and the memory
53
Staying at school
55
Emmas dream
56
Sunday Annabel
58
Rich smart or stupid
60
a place like this 36 Annabel dreams
62
Jack
64
Saturday night
80
The snake
83
Annabels snake
85
Naming rights
86
Cheers
87
Emma and apples
88
Emma
89
Craig hates school
91
A place like this
92
Weird
94
Craig and the cows
96
Annabel is ready
97
Jack and the beach
99
Annabel
100
Making sense
101
Annabel and the car
103
Craig
104
Birth classes
106
Annabel and George
107
Annabel 709
110
Craig and cricket 772
112
Emma and the right way
113
Guts 775
115
Emma and leaving 777
117
a young orchard 73 A young orchard 720
121
Annabel 722
123
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About the author (1998)

Steven Herrick is one of Australia's most popular poets. He has published books of poetry for adults, young adults and younger readers. Love, ghosts and nose hair was shortlisted for the 1997 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards and the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards. A Place Like This has been shortlisted for both the 1999 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards and the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards.

Over the past ten years Steven Herrick has performed his poems throughout Australia in schools, pubs, universities, festivals, rock venues and on radio and television. He has also toured Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States and Singapore. He is one of Australia's most travelled and widely heard poets.

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