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The Boy Who Could Tickle Clouds

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In 1968 a newborn baby boy lay alone in a crib in an English Orphanage waiting for fate to decide what would become of him. Who could imagine that twelve months later he would be learning to walk through the bright red dirt of one of the most remote and inhospitable places on Earth; the Australian Outback. But this was just the beginning of his magical, gut wrenching and joyous journey to find himself and his place in the world... That little boy was me and this is my story.

Praise for "The boy who could tickle clouds"

"Warm and whimsical... Briggs' memoir is a laugh-out-loud coming of age story." William Yeoman The West Australian.

"I've known Steve for over 25 years. He is a natural storyteller and one of the funniest people I know. Although I wish I hadn't seen him naked. That's a long story that involves karaoke." Judith Lucy.

"Stephen has brilliantly captured the frontier life of the Pilbara in the 70s in his new memoir “The Boy Who Could Tickle Clouds”. It’s a great read that provides a snapshot of an earlier time here in the North West." Alex Hyman ABC North West

"Benny Hill has a LOT to answer for.." Jean Briggs (Stephens Mother)

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