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Abundant Pleasures. "The Diaries of Donald Friend, Volume 2" by Paul Hetherington (ed). [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2003-12)
With the swift appearance of a second volume of Friend's diaries, a new editor wrestles afresh with the many challenges embedded in Friend’s rich literary legacy. Hetherington offers here a spirited and overdue attempt to ...
Magnificent Obsession. "From the Mountains to the Bush: Italian Migrants Write Home From Australia, 1860-1962" by John Lack (ed), assisted by Gioconda di Lorenzo [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2004-03)
The glory of this fine book is Templeton’s own eloquent voice — lucid, assured, compassionate. Templeton is deeply informed across all the manifold layers of her story. She has a sensitive capacity to understand and interpret ...
Drunk With Science. "Regardfully Yours: Selected Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller" by R.W. Home et al. (eds). [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2002-11)
These letters open a window onto the pioneering world of nineteenth-century Australian science. Their interest is both personal and public. They bring under fresh scrutiny a complex personal story of aspiration and failure, ...
Strange Truths. "Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 16: 1940-1980, Pik-Z" by John Ritchie and Diane Langmore (eds). [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2003-03)
Like sport, the "Australian Dictionary of Biography" is a national institution. Since publication commenced in 1966, the appearance of each new volume is one of the perennial delights of Australian letters. Now, with Volume ...