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These Kids Aren't Impressed With Tony Abbott's Book

"It will probably be boring".

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Former prime minister Tony Abbott dropped by Caragabal Public School in Central NSW to give the kids something they absolutely never even asked for... a signed copy of his old book "Battlelines".


The book's going into the primary school library. But at least one kid doubts anyone will read it because, "it will probably be boring".

Journalist: "Are you going to read it?"

Kid: "... it will probably be boring."

"Battlelines" has been spotted on sale for the "basement price" of $2.95. But perhaps a copy signed by the former PM might be worth a few cents more.

Reminder of the retail cost of Tony Abbott’s “Battlelines”…. via @workmanalice

Alice Workman is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Canberra.

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