Not that you need a special day to show some affection to your favourite Aussie, but just in case you needed an excuse, today is Hug an Australian Day!

Like Hawkeye in the Avengers, Hug an Australian Day is perhaps this is one of the more…minor holidays, but it’s a great chance for us to talk about a book we LOVE. My beautiful Career by Miles Franklin.

A classic by every definition, Franklin started writing My beautiful Career when she was just 16 years old.

Describing life in the Australian outback, the story explores (and rails againsts) traditional Australian culture, marriage, and the hardships of living in a harsh, dry climate.

Pick it up today!