Book Giveaway, Mate!


The mass market paperback of Some Girls was just released in Australia. The Aussies have been giving me much love and I thought I’d do a giveaway to celebrate. Leave a comment here with your favorite Aussie expression (or fun fact or animal or whatever) and I’ll pick two names. One of you will get the Australian trade paperback original and one will get the mass market edition. You’ll be the only one on your block to have one.

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15 thoughts on “Book Giveaway, Mate!

  1. Would love such a unique copy of the book! Not to be boring, but my fave australian animal is definitely the kangaroo. I want to know all I can about that little pouch!

  2. Hey Jillian,
    I havent read your book yet but Im looking forward. BTW, I rebuilt your trailer. Pick Me pick me.

  3. Favorite Aussie expression- Fair dinkum: true, genuine.
    Fun fact- The Parliament House of Australia (located in Canberra) is one of largest buildings in southern hemisphere.

  4. I like, “away with the pixies” to describe someone who is daydreaming. Kinda makes me want to daydream more often, it just sounds so fun…”oh she’s away with the pixies again!”

  5. I’m not sure if this is a truly Australian “saying”, but my besty in Melbourne posted the following comment on one of my facebook photos. “:-O holy snapping dogshit batman! That is MASSIVE!” Definitely got a chuckle out of me.

  6. First time on twitter…. LOVEDBook, couldn’t put it down. Responded to your “challenge” with kookaburra sits on electric wire, tears in his eyes and pants on fire… Then read other responses. Think sound slightly mad but kookaburras are fab! Ever heard the laugh? Very contagious!

  7. Jill, I just stayed up all night reading “Some Girls,” and loved every word. I hope your chooks turn into emus and kick your dunny door down!!!

  8. The book looks great! Ummm, I live in AUS and really can’t think of any expressions, mabye anything about “bogans”. Anywho, fun fact: books are really expensive is AUS, its so, so, so, so sad. 🙁 And since you get told this heaps and heaps at school, Australia is the only coninent that has only one country. It’s a special country continent.

  9. My favorite is “Crickey” from the famous Steve Irwin! I love it! I hope to win your book, I would love to read it!

  10. Vegemite sandwiches most disgusting thing ever. but the name itself is awesome.

    Traveling in a fried-out combie
    On a hippie trail, head full of zombie
    I met a strange lady, she made me nervous
    She took me in and gave me breakfast
    And she said,

    “Do you come from a land down under?
    Where women glow and men plunder?
    Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder?
    You better run, you better take cover.”

    Buying bread from a man in Brussels
    He was six foot four and full of muscles
    I said, “Do you speak-a my language?”
    He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich
    And he said,

    “I come from a land down under
    Where beer does flow and men chunder
    Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder?
    You better run, you better take cover.”

    Lying in a den in Bombay
    With a slack jaw, and not much to say
    I said to the man, “Are you trying to tempt me
    Because I come from the land of plenty?”
    And he said,

    “Oh! Do you come from a land down under? (oh yeah yeah)
    Where women glow and men plunder?
    Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder?
    You better run, you better take cover.”

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