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Issue Details: First known date: 1964 1964
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'For Tempe Caxton, glamorous television star, life has lost its lustre. Her son was killed in the war, her lover has walked out on her, her job is over and life seems meaningless. Suicide seems to promise an easy way out.

'While recovering from a failed attempt, she discovers a surprising secret in the pages of her dead son's diary - she has a granddaughter. And she soon finds out that her grandchild is in trouble - the family that have raised her are being unfairly evicted from the land they have held for four generations.

'Gradually Tempe is pulled into an alien world, with a new purpose; she is forced to rethink her long-held prejudices, fight for principles she has never before thought about, and find a new reason for living.' (From The House of Books imprint, Allen & Unwin website, 2012.)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Heinemann , 1964 .
      Extent: 249p.
    • Richmond, East Melbourne - Richmond area, Melbourne, Victoria,: Marlin Books , 1977 .
      Extent: 249p.
      ISBN: 0091305314
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: The House of Books , 2012 .
      Image courtesy of Allen & Unwin
      Extent: 250.p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: June 2012.
      ISBN: 9781743312322
Alternative title: Fekete villam
Language: Hungarian

Works about this Work

The Queen of Australian Soap: Deconstructing Dymphna Cusack Tania Peitzker , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , Winter vol. 59 no. 2 1999; (p. 129-155)
A Sense of Worth : Dymphna Cusack on Her Life and Work Pamela Williams (interviewer), 1985 single work criticism biography interview
— Appears in: Coming Out! : Women's Voices, Women's Lives : A Selection from ABC Radio's Coming Out Show 1985; (p. 58-69)
Dymphna Cusack : A Profile Monica Stirling , 1965 single work biography
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , September vol. 24 no. 3 1965; (p. 317-325)
Untitled Clive Kelly , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 2 January 1965; (p. 18)

— Review of Black Lightning Dymphna Cusack 1964 single work novel
Untitled A. R. Chisholm , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 30 January 1965; (p. 40)

— Review of Black Lightning Dymphna Cusack 1964 single work novel
Untitled Lynne Strahan , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 3 April 1965; (p. 11)

— Review of Black Lightning Dymphna Cusack 1964 single work novel
Untitled M. Jones , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 January 1965; (p. 15)

— Review of Black Lightning Dymphna Cusack 1964 single work novel
Untitled Clive Kelly , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 2 January 1965; (p. 18)

— Review of Black Lightning Dymphna Cusack 1964 single work novel
Untitled A. R. Chisholm , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 30 January 1965; (p. 40)

— Review of Black Lightning Dymphna Cusack 1964 single work novel
Untitled Lynne Strahan , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 3 April 1965; (p. 11)

— Review of Black Lightning Dymphna Cusack 1964 single work novel
Untitled M. Jones , 1965 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 January 1965; (p. 15)

— Review of Black Lightning Dymphna Cusack 1964 single work novel
Dymphna Cusack : A Profile Monica Stirling , 1965 single work biography
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , September vol. 24 no. 3 1965; (p. 317-325)
A Sense of Worth : Dymphna Cusack on Her Life and Work Pamela Williams (interviewer), 1985 single work criticism biography interview
— Appears in: Coming Out! : Women's Voices, Women's Lives : A Selection from ABC Radio's Coming Out Show 1985; (p. 58-69)
The Queen of Australian Soap: Deconstructing Dymphna Cusack Tania Peitzker , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , Winter vol. 59 no. 2 1999; (p. 129-155)
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