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Dainty Ironmonger, a new biography

Dainty, the story of Bert Ironmonger by the awardwinning Max Bonnell is currently also in production… via my publishing arm

Dainty is the extraordinary story of an ordinary man: a council gardener who, despite a terrible childhood injury to his hand, emerged from a remote farm in Queensland to become, at the age of 50, one of the finest cricketers in Australia. There has never been a sporting career like Bert Ironmonger’s… and there never will be again.

Available in a hardback edition of just 300 copies, the first of 100 of which have been signed by Bert’s family members, Dainty is available in the spring at a RRP of $125 for the signed-by-the-family version or $75 for the standard edition.

As a once-off pre-publication offer on my website, until the end of June, I am reducing the RRP of Dainty to $95 (for the signed version) and $50 standard… Plus $15 post and packing, anywhere within Australia. Just email me separately and I will organise.

You will receive the lowest possible limited edition number from No.6 onwards. Orders are being processed in order. The first 5 go to family and the author Max Bonnell. Currently we are up to No 25…

Dainty is 184 pages and contains dozens of delightful images, some never published before from the family’s archives.

It is another in my Nostalgia series following biographies of Charlie Turner, EA McDonald, Bert Collins, Reg Duff and Cec Pepper. All five are still available, but only in very limited numbers now. — KEN PIESSE

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