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18 Cards in this Set

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Thea Astley
The Multiple Effects of Rainshadow
1930 island off Q coast - man goes berserk - violence mirrors brutality of Aus life - atrocities of whites 7 blacks so ingrained they are unquestioned.
Michael Dibdin
Back to Bologna
Aurelia Zen
Thea AStley
An Item from the Late News
Amy Witting
The Visit
Jill Paton Walsh & Dorothy Sayers
A Presumption of Death
1939 Lady Peter Whimsey - detective husband on secret mission abroad. Murder of a female farm worker - investigates.
Shirley Hazzard
The transit of Venus
@ Aussie girls, Caro and Grace in London staying with Grace's fiance's parents. Can't remember the rest!
Oliver Goldsmith
The Vicar of Wakefield
Dr Primrose, vicar, loses his fortune and idyllic country lifestyle is ruined. Moves w wife & 6 kids to live impoverished, on Squire THornhill''s estate. Warm humour, social satire. Central themes - Christianit;y, justice, family.
Michael Kimmelman
The Accidental Masterpiece (On the Art of Life and Vice Versa)
Art provides clues on how to live our lives more fully - variety of art forms from a girl in Auschwitz leaving one piece of encapsulating art to an explorer mapping new territories. Many examples.
Dorothy L Sayers & Jill Paton-Walsh
Thrones, Dominations
Samuel Pepys
The Unequalled Self
Claire Tomalin
Biog of Pepys. Covers childhood, work for Navy, relationship with Lord Montague, marraige to Elizabeth, Great Fire etc.
Russell Banks
The Darling
Liberia - Hannah Musgrove marries Liberian when on the run from FBI, 3 sons, chimpanzee sanctuary; caught up in civil war - ?Charles Taylor/Prince Johnson/Pres Doe - loses sons & husband and chimps.
Sir Thomas Mallory
The Death of Arthur
Myths of the knights of the round table
Jane Austen
Sense & Sensibility
Thomas Hardy
The mayor of Casterbridge
Marcel Proust
Remembrance of things past
The Budding Grove; Swann; Swann in Love;
Also called, In search of lost time
Patricia Hodge
Monica Ali
Brick Lane
Family living in Bethnal Green, immigrants from Pak. How the wife learns to adjust to Br society
Edith Wharton