Fleeing a failed engagement in the Australian high country, Miles Black finds that his limited experience on a country newspaper will only get him a job on a suburban weekly giveaway, the Koala Bay Bugle. But newspapers are what the reporters make of them and Koala Bay has its news moment, if only incompetent administrators would not insist on getting in the way. Unfortunately,the beauteous Anne is unimpressed with reporters on obscure newspapers.
Miles Black walked several paces from his battered utility before he realised he had absent mindedly put on his hat when getting out of the vehicle. It was a broad-brimmed akubra scarred by work on his parents' stud in Victoria's high country. Back home he would have kept on walking, but he was wearing his dark, pin-striped suit, white shirt and red tie and he was in Sydney for an interview. A hat di...