The Gambling Ghost is a collection of 13 very tall stories from the pen of Dal Stivens.
Published in 1953, the book is a great escape from reality for a spot of the giggles. Told in laconic Australian style, they are matter-of-fact but cleverly humourous in their telling.
Several copies have been found in second hand shops in recent years as people clear out the gems with the rubble. Keep your eyes open for any of Dal Stivens' work, and mark your place in the hammock this summer for an afternoon of chuckles.