Larrikin writer Robert G Barrett dies

Australian writer Robert G Barrett has died of cancer on the New South Wales central coast.

Barrett started his working life as a butcher at Bondi in Sydney’s east before turning to writing in a deliberately politically incorrect style.

He introduced his best-known character Les Norton in his 1984 novel You Wouldn’t Be Dead For Quids and has sold more than 1 million copies of his books — via

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