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Maximum Security
The Ultimate Les Norton Collection

Maximum Security

We're very proud to announce a special Les Norton collection, featuring 3 of his earlier books Mud Crab Boogie, Goodoo Goodoo and The Wind and the Monkey. together in one big volume. Maximum Security is officially out in January 2013, but they've just arrived in the office, so if you speak to your local bookstore you should be able to order get them to order it in for Christmas!

ISBN: 9780732297749
Price (Aust RRP): $29.99
Publication Date: Jan 2013

Note to Readers
We have had some very sad news. On Thursday 20th September 2012 at 7.30pm, Robert G. Barrett died peacefully at his home in Terrigal. He had been fighting cancer for a few years. He was unique, quirky and the ultimate Aussie larrikin. His long time publicist and friend, Mel Cain shares her memories of Bob on our Tribute page.
Vale Bob.

We know many of you, his fans, have great memories of meeting Bob and reading his books, so if you have any of your own yarns about Bob you'd love to share, send them to and we'll post them up here on his website.

Bob's funeral was held on Friday 28th September near his home on the NSW Central Coast. Here are a few photos

Here's a few links to some news articles paying tribute to Bob's passing:

To see Bob's previous update for the site, go here, and see his photos here.

Still Riding on the Storm - Robert G Barrett

Still Riding on the Storm

2011 was the 25th anniversary of the publication of the first Les Norton novel and to celebrate we released the first new material from Bob in two years.

First published in 1996, Rider on the Storm was a collection of Les Norton short stories and articles by Bob on subjects as wide-ranging as acting, dating, getting the dole and being famous. It is described by Abe Books as ‘one of the author’s more scarce titles’.
We are now reissuing it with updated and extra new material, as Still Riding on the Storm. As well as a new introduction to explain the book to Bob's readers, there are two new Les Norton stories and he is also writing an article...more
ISBN: 9780732295042
Book Format: B+Paperback
Price (Aust RRP): $24.99
Publication Date: Dec 2011

More books...

From Bob's desk - November 2010

Hello out there again to all my readers and friends in cyberspace. It’s been a fair while since I updated my website. But I’ve got a good reason for it. I know at the end of my last update I said my next one wouldn’t be such a big whinge. Well I got some bad news for you. It’s a bigger whinge than ever. And I’ve virtually come back from the dead to have it... read Bob's letter.

Read Bob's earlier letter.

...from Bob's personal collection. Click here to browse.

Me and my latest best friend, Lachlan MurdochMe at a bar in Scone

Fan Mail
Find out what makes other readers of Bob's books tick and maybe see your own name up in lights - excerpts from over 8 years worth of letters, stories and poetry from Bob's fans are featured here.

Team Norton gear - t-shirts, caps and tank tops!
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