Tapestry of Life by Alf Rattigan

By Alf Rattigan

Enraged bulls in a shed jam-packed with bananas, close to collisions at sea, whisky-soaked roses on coffins, guns discharged on Sydney trams, tenacious trouser presses, misplaced truffles, alternate meetings and searches for stitching computing device components – those and such a lot of extra incidents, the areas they take place and characters which are desirous about them are all threads within the tapestries of a existence recalled and similar in those memories. in addition to a memoir of an entire and wealthy existence, the tales during this assortment supply glimpses of Australian social historical past. no longer the historical past of momentous occasions, nice individuals (although their writer was once one) and cultural shifts, however the heritage than are available within the extraordinary, the eccentric, the unforeseen amidst the on-going calls for of the standard. The voices present in those tales, the voices that inform those tales, aren't in basic terms that of the writer yet these of individuals he met, occasionally just once, humans he labored with and, sometimes, humans he lived with. they're approximately all Australian voices.

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