by Debbie Robson. To me, as a reader in the 21st century the novel is not the melodrama that Dark and even her biographer, Barbara Brooks, claims it is. I found the book a wonderful barometer of the twenties.
by Bill Holloway. In all, six novels appeared under the Brent of Bin Bin name, following the Mazere, Labosseer and Poole families
A wallaby would have done just as well as a human being to endure the nothingness of existence as it has been known to me
The thoughts of the peculiar people fast sinking into a heathen grave, and soon to be no more the dwellers in the land, could not fail to bring a sombre sensation of awe into each heart.
by Bill Holloway. The ‘first’ Australian novel is contested, but Gertrude the Emigrant: A Tale of Colonial Life (1857) is the first novel whose author was born in Australia.