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Repeating the Leaving: More unauthorised memoirs

Charles Waterstreet

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Biography: general, Memoirs, Prose: non-fiction

REPEATING THE LEAVING is a coming-of-age memoir about life in a Sydney boarding school during the 1960s from the bestselling author of PRECIOUS BODILY FLUIDS.

A coming-of-age memoir about life in a Sydney boarding school during the 1960s from the bestselling author of PRECIOUS BODILY FLUIDS.

It's 1966. Sydneysiders are whipping themselves into a frenzy, determined to outdo Melbourne in their preparations for the four-hour visit of the US President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Miles of Bunting, tickertape parades - and an official slogan, 'Make Sydney Gay for LBJ'.

And this time Charles, the hero of Precious Bodily Fluids, is a not-so-sweet sixteen. The hormones are pumping and he is desperately trying to join the sexual revolution from the frustrating confines of a Catholic boarding school for boys. Will Charlie exchange strap marks for love bites? Will he double up and die from lover's balls?

Life is one long muck-up day for Charlie and his mates as they repeat the leaving certificate. But the Brothers haven't warned him that some of life's pleasures are gained under penalty of pain.

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Charles Waterstreet

Charles Waterstreet is an author, barrister and filmmaker. He has written two memoirs, PRECIOUS BODILY FLUIDS and REPEATING THE LEAVING, numerous legal publications, produced two films, is a columnist for THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD and is one of the co-creators of the ABC Television series RAKE.

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