Jimmy Thomson

Jimmy Thomson is a journalist, author and screenwriter whose credits include the ABC-TV series Rain Shadow. He is the author of Snitch, Tunnel Rats and Watto.

Books by Jimmy Thomson

The Last Snake Man

Published: January 2018

Wildlife warrior, professor of snakes, entertainer, Olympian. John Cann is a truly remarkable Australian. Written in John's engaging and affable voice, The Last Snake Man tells the story of John and his fascinating family, who entertained Australians for nearly a century with their incredible snake shows.

Tunnel Rats vs the Taliban

Published: August 2016

The extraordinary story of Australian sappers on the frontlines of the war in Afghanistan.

A Sappers' War

Published: March 2014

They were the forward scouts, the mine clearers, the bridge builders and the tunnel rats. This is the story of the sappers, battling on the ground in Vietnam.

Tunnel Rats

Published: August 2013

The thrilling story of the young Australian Army engineers of 3 Field Troop who were the first allied soldiers to risk their lives in the darkness of the Vietcong tunnels of South Vietnam.


Published: October 2011

The incredibly forthright autobiography from Australia's most consistent cricketer, and recently anointed new vice captain, is a compelling, inspiring and surprising account of his journey from great potential to deep despair and then personal triumph.

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