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An Earwig in the Ear

An Earwig in the Ear( )
Author: Gray, Nigel
Series title:New Spirals Ser.
ISBN:978-0-7487-7254-4
Publication Date:Jun 2003
Publisher:Nelson Thornes Limited
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $14.50
Book Description:

Spirals is an established series for reluctant readers with a track record of over 25 years. Now expanded with another twelve new titles for 2003, including four non-fiction titles to reach new readers, whether teenagers or adults. A patient arrives at the Doctor with an unusual complaint. Insert a few double entendres and a scattering of misunderstandings and readers are guaranteed to be entertained . Two plays in 2 parts.

Book Details
Pages:1
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):14.8 x 21 x 0.5 cm
Book Weight:0.06 Kilograms
Author Biography
Gray, Nigel (Author)
Nigel Gray was born in a farm shed in Ireland. At twelve months old, during the Second World War, he was taken to England and never saw his father, nor brother and sister again. He went into a series of foster homes, a children's home, and later lived with his mother. Gray left school only semi-literate, and became involved in petty criminality. He planned to work his way overland to Australia and spent two years travelling and working in ten European countries. He became an anarchist, was involved in numerous political causes, was arrested many times, locked up on a number of occasions, and deported for political offences from four countries.

Gray worked as an unskilled manual worker for eleven years, but earned a B. A. in English and Politics, and an M. A. in Creative Writing from British universities in the process. He went to South East Asia as part of a non-violent action group in 1967 to oppose the American War, was involved in civil unrest in several countries in 1968, worked for the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Campaign in 1972, and visited South Africa to oppose apartheid, as well as some of the Soviet Bloc countries.

Gray began writing when he was in prison in Thailand. He began with performance poetry, and went on to write non-fiction, and then stories, novels, plays, and children's books. He set up a commune in Cumbria, did work for People Not Psychiatry, and established a major Arts Festival. Gray has been writing professionally for thirty years, and has more than sixty books published, in twenty-six countries and twenty-four languages, winning various awards and honours.

Gray finally arrived in Western Australia in 1988, over twenty years later than he'd intended, having migrated under the special category of artists and sports people of international reputation, and has been an Australian citizen since 1990. He is a member and a past president of his branch of PEN, the writers' organization with special concern for writers thro



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