ON THE TOPIC OF AUSTRALIA
Working on a brilliant digitisation at the moment (more to follow, in due course) but here's a teaser of the witty writing:
"Do you mind doing me a favour, miss? Do you mind—if you get a chance to-day—cracking up foreign places as much as possible? Do you mind mentioning, in a off'and way, that you've 'eard Australia spoke of as a good deal like South London, only better?"
"A good deal like South London, only better"
... it's the tourist slogan that the Antipodes have been waiting for, no?
Kudos to anyone who can name the book ... [too late - answered my own question in next post!]