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Bourke Street, My View from Here

He arrives in the early morning gloom and stays until dusk.

Hundreds greet him. He shares a positive word and a smile with everyone. No one knows the true story of his life. His name is Tony Brooks.

Everyone has a story. This is his, and it’s not what you might think.

Fascinating, thought provoking, challenging and a page-turner. Journalistic skills shine through and get you to know Tony. You’re left wondering about so many things, on so many levels.’ — Helen

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He’s in the same spot on Bourke Street every day, down the hill from Parliament House. He arrives in the early morning gloom and stays until dusk. 

He settles his wiry frame on an upturned milk crate or sits on folded cardboard on the footpath. He leans back on the wall where an unoccupied warehouse meets a bookshop. Bourke Street’s elegant plane trees shadow him from the morning sun and drip on his umbrella when it rains. 

Hundreds greet him. He shares a positive word and a smile with everyone. No one knows much about him. His name is Tony Brooks.

Everyone has a story. This is his, and it’s not what you might think.

‘Every day in our cities we walk past numberless stories without knowing it. With time, patience and sympathy, Jen Hutchison has listened to one such story,
and it’s well worth your whole attention.’

— Gideon Haigh