Here's Luck
Here's Luck
Lennie Lower
Sydney University Press
ISBN: 9781920897475

Published when Lower was only 27, Here's Luck was described as 'Australia's funniest book'. Narrated by Jack Gudgeon, a middle-aged, unemployed battler and part-time drunk whose wife leaves him, the book shows the seedy sides of 1920s Sydney as Jack introduces his 19-year-old son, Stanley, to drinking straight whiskey, nights in the strip clubs, race tracks, and the jail, and his views on the dangers of loving women.

Lennie Lower (1903-1947) was born in Dubbo, New South Wales. He worked as a journalist and columnist for major city newspapers, including Beckett's Budget, Smith's Weekly, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph and Australian Women's Weekly. The entertaining humour of Lower's writing gained him national fame as Australia's 'Chaplin of words'.