The Rumpus Room and other stories from the suburbs -signed copies.



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Comedian Tim ‘Rosso’ Ross draws inspiration from his acclaimed ABC television series Streets Of Your Town with this selection of short stories from the suburbs.

From the beachside holiday house to the backyard pool and the rumpus room, the architecture of the suburbs forms the backdrop to a uniquely Australian way of life. Ross roams through these familiar places to paint a picture of Australian domesticity and its relationship to the Australian psyche in all its funny, nostalgic, ironic and often acutely cringe-worthy glory.

“If you ever tried to pinch a sip of Mum’s West Coast Cooler or thought that no culinary master would ever match the delights of the Margaret Fulton cookbook, you’ll love whiling away the afternoon in The Rumpus Room. NB. Bring a plate
Russell Jackson, The Guardian.

Tim understands the Australian psyche in a way few of his contemporaries do
Rolling Stone.


The Rumpus Room is now available in store at:

Dymocks, QBD Bookshop, Gleebooks, Collins, Berkelouw Books, Harry Hartog, Living Edge, Pop & Scott, Grandfathers Axe, Sydney Living Museums, Art Gallery NSW, The Jam Factory, Readings Carlton, The Curatoreum (ACT), Abbeys Book shop (NSW), Modern Times Bookshop & Art (NSW), Bow Wow (NSW), Collectika (NSW), Book Review (NSW), James Bennett Library Services (NSW), Kinokuniya Bookstore, Hill of Content (Balmain – NSW), The Best Little Bookshop in Town (NSW), Constant Reader (NSW), Resould (NSW), Midmodoz (QLD), Circa 70 (QLD), Folio Books (QLD), Peter Pal Library Supplies (QLD), Avid Reader (QLD), Annie’s Books on Peregian (QLD), Books of Buderim (QLD), Dillons Norwood (SA), Imprints Booksellers – Sharlynda (SA), Booked at North Adelaide (SA), Fullers Bookshop, Hobart (TAS), Not Just Books (TAS), Outre (VIC), Page 8 (VIC), Happy Valley (VIC), The Shelley Panton Store (VIC), The Grumpy Swimmer (VIC), Beaumaris Books (VIC), Tim’s Bookshop (VIC), Farrell’s Bookshop (VIC), Sun Bookshop (VIC), Stoneman’s Bookroom (VIC), Hill of Content (VIC), Red Door Books of Lancefield (VIC), Benn’s Books (VIC), Dr B’s Bookstore (BJ Glover) (VIC), Thesaurus Booksellers (VIC), Rockingham Books (WA), Planet Books (WA), Found – City of Fremantle (WA), New Edition Bookshop – Fremantle (WA), Diabolik Books (WA)

2 reviews for The Rumpus Room and other stories from the suburbs -signed copies.

  1. Richard Glover, ABC Radio

    “A great evocation of a time and place – of nature strips, project homes and rumpus rooms. Tim Ross provides the perfect time machine.”

  2. Bob Murphy, AFL legend

    “I was lured into The Rumpus Room by Tim’s charisma and effortless storytelling, but it’s the fine detail and careful thought that make you want to stay in his world.”

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