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Book Overview

Gerard Leahy invites readers to a trip down memory lane in a tribute memoir to his father, one of Australia’s most important early pastoralists, J. J. Leahy.

Shirtsleeves to Shirtsleeves in Two GenerationsFirst Generation details the early life of the author’s father as his boyhood and adulthood phases unfold before the reader’s eyes.

Shirtsleeves to Shirtsleeves in Two GenerationsSecond Generation goes on to document how they went onto live a very different life in a now bygone era.

The nostalgic literary picture of life back then will awaken waves of longing for people who once experienced that era and let the present generation have a peak to what was.