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Issue Details: First known date: 1991 1991
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' North coast, New South Wales. Clementine is twenty-five and still living in the place where she grew up, rooted there by memories and her own inability to make changes until she has understood her past. That past is dominated by memories of her mother, and her mother's attempts to dramatise and enrich small-town life and the perceptions of her three clever , receptive daughters.' Publisher's blurb. Inside of front cover.

Notes

  • Dedication: In memory of Sheila and for my sisters and for Alan.
  • Epigraph: ' Memory is more than one bargains for. I mean, if it goes on like this, this sense of past, past, past, that can turn even the happiest memories to griefs.' Shirley Hazzard The Transit of Venus
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Notes:
portrait: Gillian Mears (cover)
    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1991 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 298p.
      Reprinted: 1992
      Note/s:
      • Published May 1992
      ISBN: 1863732705 (pbk. : corrected), 1863730168
      Series: y Allen and Unwin Original Fiction Allen and Unwin (publisher), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 1990 7513778 1990 series - publisher
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2011 .
      5267862778931661109.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 420p.
      Note/s:
      • Published November 2011
      ISBN: 9781742379333

Works about this Work

Top 10 Books about 'Bad' Mothers Peggy Frew , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 14 September 2016;
Great Expectations Peter Craven , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Author , December vol. 42 no. 3 2010; (p. 6-9)
A Map of Mears Emma Sorensen (interviewer), 2002 single work interview
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 61 no. 3 2002; (p. 72-80)
Why I Write Gillian Mears , 1994 single work prose biography
— Appears in: Into the Nineties: Post-Colonial Women's Writing 1994; (p. 45) Kunapipi , vol. 16 no. 1 1994; (p. 44-45)
Plotting 8, an Account of Some Recent Australian Fiction : A Moment in the Sensible Flow. Helen Daniel , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 126 1992; (p. 67-73)
Escaping the Boundaries of Life and Love Helen Elliott , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 5 January 1992; (p. 9)

— Review of The Mint Lawn Gillian Mears 1991 single work novel
Past Informs the Present Katharine England , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 18 January 1992; (p. 12)

— Review of The Mint Lawn Gillian Mears 1991 single work novel ; Prophesying Backwards Penelope Nelson 1991 single work novel
Solemn View of a Joke Decade Steven Conte , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 January 1992; (p. C9)

— Review of The Mint Lawn Gillian Mears 1991 single work novel
Grafton Corruption Patricia Rolfe , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 14 January vol. 113 no. 5803 1992; (p. 99)

— Review of The Mint Lawn Gillian Mears 1991 single work novel
Sadness and Old Angers Annie Reynolds , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Autumn no. 50 1992; (p. 65-69)

— Review of The Mint Lawn Gillian Mears 1991 single work novel ; Fineflour Gillian Mears 1990 selected work short story
A Fresh and Shining Talent Gillian Appleton , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Voices , Autumn vol. 2 no. 1 1992; (p. 97-100)

— Review of The Mint Lawn Gillian Mears 1991 single work novel
A Quiet Achiever from the Country Jane Sullivan , 1991 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Age , 20 November 1991; (p. 5)
Forecasts Philip Bryan , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , September vol. 71 no. 1019 1991; (p. 29)

— Review of The Mint Lawn Gillian Mears 1991 single work novel
The Rustic Mantle is Wearing Thin Kate Veitch , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 30 November 1991; (p. 9)

— Review of The Mint Lawn Gillian Mears 1991 single work novel
Getting to the Bottom of the Past Leon Trainor , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 December 1991; (p. rev 4)

— Review of The Mint Lawn Gillian Mears 1991 single work novel ; Playing Around Richard Neville 1991 single work novel ; Prophesying Backwards Penelope Nelson 1991 single work novel
From Earthy Beginnings Don Anderson , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 December 1991; (p. 41)

— Review of The Mint Lawn Gillian Mears 1991 single work novel
The Aroma of Decay Carmel Bird , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January (1991-1992) no. 137 1991; (p. 16)

— Review of The Mint Lawn Gillian Mears 1991 single work novel
Novel a Winner of Gothic Dimensions Rosemary Neill (interviewer), 1990 single work criticism interview
— Appears in: The Australian , 20 September 1990; (p. 3)
The Gifted Who Make Ordinary Extraordinary Murray Waldren , 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 September 1990; (p. rev 4)
Forecasts Philip Bryan , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , September vol. 71 no. 1019 1991; (p. 29)

— Review of The Mint Lawn Gillian Mears 1991 single work novel
The Rustic Mantle is Wearing Thin Kate Veitch , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 30 November 1991; (p. 9)

— Review of The Mint Lawn Gillian Mears 1991 single work novel
Getting to the Bottom of the Past Leon Trainor , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 14-15 December 1991; (p. rev 4)

— Review of The Mint Lawn Gillian Mears 1991 single work novel ; Playing Around Richard Neville 1991 single work novel ; Prophesying Backwards Penelope Nelson 1991 single work novel
From Earthy Beginnings Don Anderson , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 December 1991; (p. 41)

— Review of The Mint Lawn Gillian Mears 1991 single work novel
The Aroma of Decay Carmel Bird , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January (1991-1992) no. 137 1991; (p. 16)

— Review of The Mint Lawn Gillian Mears 1991 single work novel
Escaping the Boundaries of Life and Love Helen Elliott , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 5 January 1992; (p. 9)

— Review of The Mint Lawn Gillian Mears 1991 single work novel
Past Informs the Present Katharine England , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 18 January 1992; (p. 12)

— Review of The Mint Lawn Gillian Mears 1991 single work novel ; Prophesying Backwards Penelope Nelson 1991 single work novel
Solemn View of a Joke Decade Steven Conte , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 January 1992; (p. C9)

— Review of The Mint Lawn Gillian Mears 1991 single work novel
Grafton Corruption Patricia Rolfe , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 14 January vol. 113 no. 5803 1992; (p. 99)

— Review of The Mint Lawn Gillian Mears 1991 single work novel
Sadness and Old Angers Annie Reynolds , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Autumn no. 50 1992; (p. 65-69)

— Review of The Mint Lawn Gillian Mears 1991 single work novel ; Fineflour Gillian Mears 1990 selected work short story
A Fresh and Shining Talent Gillian Appleton , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Voices , Autumn vol. 2 no. 1 1992; (p. 97-100)

— Review of The Mint Lawn Gillian Mears 1991 single work novel
Great Expectations Peter Craven , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Author , December vol. 42 no. 3 2010; (p. 6-9)
Novel a Winner of Gothic Dimensions Rosemary Neill (interviewer), 1990 single work criticism interview
— Appears in: The Australian , 20 September 1990; (p. 3)
The Gifted Who Make Ordinary Extraordinary Murray Waldren , 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 September 1990; (p. rev 4)
Plotting 8, an Account of Some Recent Australian Fiction : A Moment in the Sensible Flow. Helen Daniel , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 126 1992; (p. 67-73)
A Quiet Achiever from the Country Jane Sullivan , 1991 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Age , 20 November 1991; (p. 5)
Why I Write Gillian Mears , 1994 single work prose biography
— Appears in: Into the Nineties: Post-Colonial Women's Writing 1994; (p. 45) Kunapipi , vol. 16 no. 1 1994; (p. 44-45)
A Map of Mears Emma Sorensen (interviewer), 2002 single work interview
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 61 no. 3 2002; (p. 72-80)
Top 10 Books about 'Bad' Mothers Peggy Frew , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 14 September 2016;
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