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Issue Details: First known date: 1990 1990
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'Totally convincing and enjoyable ...[Adams] can sketch characters in a dialogue or two, extract entertainment from ordinary situations, and she captures the mood of suburban Australia.' Sunday Times 'It took William Badger some time to understand that he was going to be left behind, deliberately abandoned, what seemed like a thousand miles from home. His mother had simply asked if he would like a nice seaside holiday, and he had said yes.' When William Badger is ten years old his mother Rose takes him to a boarding house in Manly - Seven Miles from Sydney, and a Thousand Miles from Care. Left there, abandoned by the glorious Rose, who once danced and twirled on her little pointy shoes, William sits in the hedge and waits for her return. But the Rose he longs for never returns; the mother who comes back is much too angry to twirl. The only clue William has to this bewildering change is the name on a document he sees in the dining room sideboard: Longleg, the perfect name for an imaginary friend, or an alter ego...In this imaginative tour de force, Miles Franklin award winner Glenda Adams explores with tenderness and grace the life of a man who seems destined to find his mother in all other women. Winner of the National Book Council Banjo Award. Winner of The Age Fiction Book of the Year Award.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Also published in Braille edition and as a sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1990 .
      Extent: 339p.
      ISBN: 020719016X (pbk.)
    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1995 .
      Extent: 339p.
      ISBN: 020719016X (pbk.)
    • Sydney South, South Sydney area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2014 .
      2920965068095389041.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 352p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1st January 2014
      ISBN: 9780732298739, 0732298733
      Series: y Modern Australian Classics A & R Modern Australian Classics Sydney South : HarperCollins , 2014- 7434666 2014 series - publisher

Works about this Work

The Goodbye Girl Candida Baker , 1996 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 March 1996; (p. 9s)
Subject Matters Marion Halligan , 1995 single work criticism essay
— Appears in: A Sense of Difference 1995; (p. 15-23)
The author offers comments on the writing process in five Australian novels by women writers. She stresses that her comments are those of a practitioner reflecting on the work of friends.
Unloved in Manly John Crowley , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 13 September 1992; (p. 13)

— Review of Longleg Glenda Adams 1990 single work novel
Aussie Comes of Age Caryn Coatney , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Christian Science Monitor , 26 August 1992; (p. 13)

— Review of Longleg Glenda Adams 1990 single work novel
Untitled 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Kirkus Reviews , 1 May 1992; (p. 552)

— Review of Longleg Glenda Adams 1990 single work novel
Untitled 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Publisher's Weekly , 15 June 1992; (p. 97)

— Review of Longleg Glenda Adams 1990 single work novel
Fiddling with Words Cassandra Pybus (interviewer), 1991 single work interview
— Appears in: Island , Winter no. 47 1991; (p. 20-25)
Glenda Adams, Tim Winton Share Banjo Fiction Award Jane Sullivan , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 3 September 1991; (p. 14)
Shall I Shoot Her Dead or Just Wound Her? Marion Halligan , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Island , Autumn no. 46 1991; (p. 9-12)
Names, Initials and Anonymity Nicholas Hasluck , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Voices , Autumn vol. 1 no. 1 1991; (p. 90-94)

— Review of Velvet Waters Gerald Murnane 1990 selected work short story ; Longleg Glenda Adams 1990 single work novel ; Family Lore Gerard Windsor 1990 single work autobiography ; JF Was Here Nigel Krauth 1990 single work novel
Cabin Fever While Holed Up in a New York Hotel Louise Kennedy , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 19 May 1991; (p. 23)

— Review of Longleg Glenda Adams 1990 single work novel ; Cabin Fever Elizabeth Jolley 1990 single work novel
Running an Empirical Rule Over Britannia Penelope Nelson , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 June 1991; (p. rev 5)

— Review of Longleg Glenda Adams 1990 single work novel
The Joys of Spinning Meg Sorensen , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Top Shelf : Supplement to Australian Book Review 1991; (p. 19)

— Review of Longleg Glenda Adams 1990 single work novel
Time Travellers Helen Daniel , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sunday Herald (Sunday Review) , 2 December 1990; (p. 37)
Odyssey of Discovery Turns Its Full Circle Susan Chenery , 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 September 1990; (p. rev 5)
Australia is Written on Her Soul Candida Baker , 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Age , 15 September 1990; (p. 9)
A Stateless William Elizabeth Riddell , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 11 September vol. 112 no. 5731 1990; (p. 160-161)

— Review of Longleg Glenda Adams 1990 single work novel
Marks of Experience A. P. Riemer , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 August 1990; (p. 73)

— Review of Longleg Glenda Adams 1990 single work novel ; A Lease of Summer Jean Bedford 1990 single work novel
Quest for Identity Tugs at the Heart Helen Elliott , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Herald , 9 September 1990; (p. 33)

— Review of Longleg Glenda Adams 1990 single work novel
Mother and Son Jane Messer , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , July vol. 70 no. 1006 1990; (p. 22)

— Review of Longleg Glenda Adams 1990 single work novel
Names, Initials and Anonymity Nicholas Hasluck , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Voices , Autumn vol. 1 no. 1 1991; (p. 90-94)

— Review of Velvet Waters Gerald Murnane 1990 selected work short story ; Longleg Glenda Adams 1990 single work novel ; Family Lore Gerard Windsor 1990 single work autobiography ; JF Was Here Nigel Krauth 1990 single work novel
A Stateless William Elizabeth Riddell , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 11 September vol. 112 no. 5731 1990; (p. 160-161)

— Review of Longleg Glenda Adams 1990 single work novel
Marks of Experience A. P. Riemer , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 August 1990; (p. 73)

— Review of Longleg Glenda Adams 1990 single work novel ; A Lease of Summer Jean Bedford 1990 single work novel
Quest for Identity Tugs at the Heart Helen Elliott , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Herald , 9 September 1990; (p. 33)

— Review of Longleg Glenda Adams 1990 single work novel
Mother and Son Jane Messer , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , July vol. 70 no. 1006 1990; (p. 22)

— Review of Longleg Glenda Adams 1990 single work novel
A Package Called the Past Katharine England , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 15 September 1990; (p. 15)

— Review of Longleg Glenda Adams 1990 single work novel
Post-Modernism is Now Child's Play David English , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 15-16 September 1990; (p. 7)

— Review of Longleg Glenda Adams 1990 single work novel
Working Magic with Sympathy and Legs Carmel Bird , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 September 1990; (p. 11)

— Review of Longleg Glenda Adams 1990 single work novel
A Novel that Grows on You Katharine England , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 124 1990; (p. 10-11)

— Review of Longleg Glenda Adams 1990 single work novel
Clues to an Evolving Life Sue Walton , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Newcastle Herald , 17 November 1990; (p. 4)

— Review of Longleg Glenda Adams 1990 single work novel
A Self-Discovering Leonie Kramer , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , December vol. 34 no. 12 1990; (p. 68-69)

— Review of Longleg Glenda Adams 1990 single work novel
Cabin Fever While Holed Up in a New York Hotel Louise Kennedy , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 19 May 1991; (p. 23)

— Review of Longleg Glenda Adams 1990 single work novel ; Cabin Fever Elizabeth Jolley 1990 single work novel
Running an Empirical Rule Over Britannia Penelope Nelson , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 June 1991; (p. rev 5)

— Review of Longleg Glenda Adams 1990 single work novel
The Joys of Spinning Meg Sorensen , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Top Shelf : Supplement to Australian Book Review 1991; (p. 19)

— Review of Longleg Glenda Adams 1990 single work novel
Unloved in Manly John Crowley , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 13 September 1992; (p. 13)

— Review of Longleg Glenda Adams 1990 single work novel
Aussie Comes of Age Caryn Coatney , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Christian Science Monitor , 26 August 1992; (p. 13)

— Review of Longleg Glenda Adams 1990 single work novel
Untitled 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Kirkus Reviews , 1 May 1992; (p. 552)

— Review of Longleg Glenda Adams 1990 single work novel
Untitled 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Publisher's Weekly , 15 June 1992; (p. 97)

— Review of Longleg Glenda Adams 1990 single work novel
Subject Matters Marion Halligan , 1995 single work criticism essay
— Appears in: A Sense of Difference 1995; (p. 15-23)
The author offers comments on the writing process in five Australian novels by women writers. She stresses that her comments are those of a practitioner reflecting on the work of friends.
Fiddling with Words Cassandra Pybus (interviewer), 1991 single work interview
— Appears in: Island , Winter no. 47 1991; (p. 20-25)
Time Travellers Helen Daniel , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sunday Herald (Sunday Review) , 2 December 1990; (p. 37)
The Goodbye Girl Candida Baker , 1996 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 March 1996; (p. 9s)
Odyssey of Discovery Turns Its Full Circle Susan Chenery , 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 September 1990; (p. rev 5)
Glenda Adams, Tim Winton Share Banjo Fiction Award Jane Sullivan , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 3 September 1991; (p. 14)
Shall I Shoot Her Dead or Just Wound Her? Marion Halligan , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Island , Autumn no. 46 1991; (p. 9-12)
Australia is Written on Her Soul Candida Baker , 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Age , 15 September 1990; (p. 9)
Last amended 3 Jun 2014 09:28:12
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    England,
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    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • Sydney, New South Wales,
  • 1930s
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  • 1950s
  • 1960s
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