The Big Smoke

The Big Smoke None

  • Title: The Big Smoke
  • Author: D'Arcy Niland
  • ISBN: 9780140049640
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. My interest in D’Arcy Niland was only sparked when I read Ruth Park’s autobiography, A Fence Around the Cuckoo & Fishing in the Styx which of course, referred quite a bit to Niland being a happily married couple who also spurred each other on in their writing jobs. Unfortunately, most of his books are out of print except for one, The Shiralee. Thankfully, my library has a decent collection and carried a few of his works.I really wasn’t sure what to expect from this novel as there wasn [...]

    2. Story of Sydney in the 50s (I think) generally, and specifically the way peopoles lives interact in a large city, and that lives crossing over and interacting is what a city is about. Its one of the less known books of D'Arcy Niland - or maybe is well known but I have never heard of it or come across it before. Finding it at the Autumn LifeLine BookFair 2010 was a pleasure partly because I love Australian literature but also because it was D'Arcy Niland. The son of an indigenous Australian boxer [...]

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