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Bill & Doreen Get Hitched (Selections from "The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke")

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Bill & Doreen Get Hitched is a heartwarming collection of poems from "The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke" by C.J. Dennis. The poems follow the love story of Bill and Doreen, two ordinary Australians who find joy and happiness in each other's company. The language used in the poems is simple yet powerful, capturing the essence of love and devotion.

The characters of Bill and Doreen are beautifully portrayed, with their flaws and imperfections adding depth to their relationship. The poems evoke a sense of nostalgia for a simpler time, where love was pure and uncomplicated. The themes of love, family, and home are interwoven throughout the collection, creating a sense of warmth and comfort for the reader.

Overall, Bill & Doreen Get Hitched is a delightful read that celebrates the beauty of love in all its forms. The poems are timeless and resonate with readers of all ages. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a heartfelt and moving collection of poetry.

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"Bill & Doreen Get Hitched" is the sequel to "Bill & Doreen's Courtship". "The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke" is a verse novel by Australian novelist and poet C. J. Dennis. The work was first published in book form in 1915 and sold over 60,000 copies in nine editions within the first year. A special pocket edition was even printed for the Australian soldiers in the trenches during the Great War. "The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke" tells the story of Bill, a larrikin of the Little Lonsdale Street push, who is introduced to a young woman by the name of Doreen. The book chronicles their courtship and marriage, detailing Bill's transformation from a violence-prone gang member to a contented husband and father.

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