y Mona's Gift single work   novel   historical fiction  
  • Author: Thomas Shapcott http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/shapcott-thomas-w
Issue Details: First known date: 1993 1993
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

At Mona Enright's hospital for sick babies the tang of harbour air, sharpened by the fuel smell of the ferries, breezes in through French doors opening onto a wide verandah. Beyond is the swirl and urgency of wartime Sydney - and servicemen, on leave from the front, seeking company and a good time. (Publisher's blurb, back cover).

Notes

  • Epigraph: How can one make a life out of six cardboard boxes full of tailors' bills, love letters and old picture cards? Virginia Woolf
  • Other formats: Also braille. Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1993 .
      Extent: 255p.
      ISBN: 0670851248

Works about this Work

Manipulators: Groping, Grasping, Infilling and Fragmenting Reba Gostand , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , January vol. 12 no. 4 1994; (p. 58-59)

— Review of The Toucher Dorothy Hewett 1993 single work novel ; The Collected Verse of Banjo Paterson A. B. Paterson 1992 collected work poetry ; A Plastic Paradise D. W. Walker 1993 single work novel ; Mona's Gift Thomas Shapcott 1993 single work novel ; Helplessly Tangled in Female Arms and Legs : Elizabeth Jolley's Fictions Paul Salzman 1993 single work criticism ; Atomic Fiction: The Novels of David Ireland Ken Gelder 1993 selected work criticism ; The River Eric Rolls 1974 single work autobiography
Fiction and Accuracy Kevin Brophy , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 134 1994; (p. 79-81)

— Review of Soundings Liam Davison 1993 single work novel ; Mona's Gift Thomas Shapcott 1993 single work novel
Mona's Story Recalls World War II Herbert C. Jaffa , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 8 no. 1 1994; (p. 77)

— Review of Mona's Gift Thomas Shapcott 1993 single work novel
Untitled Greg Ratcliffe , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Australian-Canadian Studies , vol. 12 no. 2 1994; (p. 92-96)

— Review of Mona's Gift Thomas Shapcott 1993 single work novel
Travels with My Aunt Jane McCredie , 1993 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Age , 18 September 1993; (p. 10)
Thomas Shapcott Nadine Myatt (interviewer), 1993 single work interview
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 154 1993; (p. 18-19)
The Impossibility of Knowing Full Truths Veronica Sen , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 October 1993; (p. C9)

— Review of Letter to Constantine Joan London 1993 selected work short story ; Mona's Gift Thomas Shapcott 1993 single work novel
Commando in Kitchen Country Gerard Windsor , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 September 1993; (p. 12A)

— Review of The Favourite Meredith Daneman 1993 single work novel ; Mona's Gift Thomas Shapcott 1993 single work novel
So Much in Common But Very Different Katharine England , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 4 September 1993; (p. 21)

— Review of What I Have Written John Scott 1993 single work novel ; Mona's Gift Thomas Shapcott 1993 single work novel
A Life, as is Might Exist Gerry Turcotte , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9-10 October 1993; (p. rev 8)

— Review of Mona's Gift Thomas Shapcott 1993 single work novel
Admire the Quiet Bits Robin Lucas , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 28 September vol. 115 no. 5889 1993; (p. 89)

— Review of Mona's Gift Thomas Shapcott 1993 single work novel
Dreams in Flesh and Blood Mollie Missen , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 18 September 1993; (p. 10)

— Review of Mona's Gift Thomas Shapcott 1993 single work novel
Forecasts Jane Sloan , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , July vol. 73 no. 1039 1993; (p. 32-33)

— Review of Mona's Gift Thomas Shapcott 1993 single work novel
Golden Stairs to the Past Katharine England , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 154 1993; (p. 17-18)

— Review of Mona's Gift Thomas Shapcott 1993 single work novel
Painting a Portrait from Scraps of Paper Catherine Ford , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 26 September 1993; (p. 10)

— Review of Mona's Gift Thomas Shapcott 1993 single work novel
Past Love Manfred Jurgensen , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 4 September 1993; (p. wkd 7)

— Review of Mona's Gift Thomas Shapcott 1993 single work novel
Untitled Venero Armanno , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , December vol. 5 no. 3 1993; (p. 87-88)

— Review of Mona's Gift Thomas Shapcott 1993 single work novel
The Impossibility of Knowing Full Truths Veronica Sen , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 October 1993; (p. C9)

— Review of Letter to Constantine Joan London 1993 selected work short story ; Mona's Gift Thomas Shapcott 1993 single work novel
Manipulators: Groping, Grasping, Infilling and Fragmenting Reba Gostand , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , January vol. 12 no. 4 1994; (p. 58-59)

— Review of The Toucher Dorothy Hewett 1993 single work novel ; The Collected Verse of Banjo Paterson A. B. Paterson 1992 collected work poetry ; A Plastic Paradise D. W. Walker 1993 single work novel ; Mona's Gift Thomas Shapcott 1993 single work novel ; Helplessly Tangled in Female Arms and Legs : Elizabeth Jolley's Fictions Paul Salzman 1993 single work criticism ; Atomic Fiction: The Novels of David Ireland Ken Gelder 1993 selected work criticism ; The River Eric Rolls 1974 single work autobiography
Fiction and Accuracy Kevin Brophy , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 134 1994; (p. 79-81)

— Review of Soundings Liam Davison 1993 single work novel ; Mona's Gift Thomas Shapcott 1993 single work novel
Commando in Kitchen Country Gerard Windsor , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 September 1993; (p. 12A)

— Review of The Favourite Meredith Daneman 1993 single work novel ; Mona's Gift Thomas Shapcott 1993 single work novel
So Much in Common But Very Different Katharine England , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 4 September 1993; (p. 21)

— Review of What I Have Written John Scott 1993 single work novel ; Mona's Gift Thomas Shapcott 1993 single work novel
A Life, as is Might Exist Gerry Turcotte , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9-10 October 1993; (p. rev 8)

— Review of Mona's Gift Thomas Shapcott 1993 single work novel
Admire the Quiet Bits Robin Lucas , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 28 September vol. 115 no. 5889 1993; (p. 89)

— Review of Mona's Gift Thomas Shapcott 1993 single work novel
Dreams in Flesh and Blood Mollie Missen , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 18 September 1993; (p. 10)

— Review of Mona's Gift Thomas Shapcott 1993 single work novel
Forecasts Jane Sloan , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , July vol. 73 no. 1039 1993; (p. 32-33)

— Review of Mona's Gift Thomas Shapcott 1993 single work novel
Golden Stairs to the Past Katharine England , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 154 1993; (p. 17-18)

— Review of Mona's Gift Thomas Shapcott 1993 single work novel
Painting a Portrait from Scraps of Paper Catherine Ford , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 26 September 1993; (p. 10)

— Review of Mona's Gift Thomas Shapcott 1993 single work novel
Past Love Manfred Jurgensen , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 4 September 1993; (p. wkd 7)

— Review of Mona's Gift Thomas Shapcott 1993 single work novel
Untitled Venero Armanno , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , December vol. 5 no. 3 1993; (p. 87-88)

— Review of Mona's Gift Thomas Shapcott 1993 single work novel
Mona's Story Recalls World War II Herbert C. Jaffa , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 8 no. 1 1994; (p. 77)

— Review of Mona's Gift Thomas Shapcott 1993 single work novel
Untitled Greg Ratcliffe , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Australian-Canadian Studies , vol. 12 no. 2 1994; (p. 92-96)

— Review of Mona's Gift Thomas Shapcott 1993 single work novel
Travels with My Aunt Jane McCredie , 1993 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Age , 18 September 1993; (p. 10)
Thomas Shapcott Nadine Myatt (interviewer), 1993 single work interview
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 154 1993; (p. 18-19)
Last amended 4 Jun 2007 13:24:39
Subjects:
  • c
    Papua New Guinea,
    c
    Pacific Region,
  • Sydney, New South Wales,
  • c
    Papua New Guinea,
    c
    Pacific Region,
Settings:
  • 1940s
  • 1990s
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