My Brother Jack by George Johnston: the first part of a trilogy including Clean Straw for Nothing and A Cartload of Clay–has become an Australian classic. Winner of the Miles Franklin Award way back in 1964, it has since been adapted into a successful televeision miniseries (in 2001), The novel is at least partly autobiographical, following the fortunes of an Australian family in the subrbs of Melbourne between the two wars. A great book

My Brother Jack by George Johnston: the first part of a trilogy including Clean Straw for Nothing and A Cartload of Clay–has become an Australian classic. Winner of the Miles Franklin Award way back in 1964, it has since been adapted into a successful televeision miniseries (in 2001), The novel is at least partly autobiographical, following the fortunes of an Australian family in the subrbs of Melbourne between the two wars. A great book

For the Term of His Natural Life (1927) Norman Dawn

For the Term of His Natural Life (1927) Norman Dawn

Clean Straw for Nothing traces the journey of successful war correspondent and journalist David Meredith as he abandons his career to live in exile on a Greek island with his beautiful wife Cressida. Johnston focuses on the developing relationship between David and Cressida and David emerges as a complex and reflective character, unable to find the freedom and answers he craves.

Clean Straw for Nothing traces the journey of successful war correspondent and journalist David Meredith as he abandons his career to live in exile on a Greek island with his beautiful wife Cressida. Johnston focuses on the developing relationship between David and Cressida and David emerges as a complex and reflective character, unable to find the freedom and answers he craves.

The Banjos Best-loved Poems, Chosen By His Grand-daughters.

The Banjos Best-loved Poems, Chosen By His Grand-daughters.

Booktopia - The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith by Thomas Keneally

Booktopia - The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith by Thomas Keneally

Born in 1894, Facey lived the rough frontier life of a sheep farmer, survived the gore of Gallipoli, raised a family through the Depression and spent sixty years with his beloved wife, Evelyn.

Born in 1894, Facey lived the rough frontier life of a sheep farmer, survived the gore of Gallipoli, raised a family through the Depression and spent sixty years with his beloved wife, Evelyn.

The Lucky Country By Donald Horne. Australia in the Sixties.  'Australia is a lucky country, run mainly by second-rate people who share its luck.'

The Lucky Country By Donald Horne. Australia in the Sixties. 'Australia is a lucky country, run mainly by second-rate people who share its luck.'

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