Lennie Lower, Australia's answer to James Thurber and S.J. Perelman, wrote humorous columns for Smith's Weekly and The Women's Weekly and by 1930 was seen as our greatest humorist with his novel Here's Luck. Here's Lower is a selection of the whimsical Lower from his newspaper columns of the 1930s. These short tales are the showcase for Lower's natural anarchy - whether it is Banking, A Tip from the Treasurer, or The Cruel Tactics of the Emu, Lower's heroic attempts at a plausible explanation range from savage to subtle, slapstick to nonsensical.
Here's Lower is the best book in town. It's perfect reading these cold days of the recession, which couldn't have come at a worse time - just when everyone was out of work. - Graeme Blundell, Sydney Morning Herald