y Jack and Jill single work   novel   satire  
Issue Details: First known date: 1978 1978
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'Jill and her dad are happy enough after her mother dies. Theirs is a simple life in the outback, far from the big city where a coathanger is being built across a sparkling harbour.

'Until Jack arrives at their door one evening, and steps inside to find the skinny, wild-looking child sitting with her grim-faced father. It's the start of all Jill's problems.

'"Absence makes the heart grow fonder," threatens Jack, as he marches off to war. And he's right, in a way—but this is no ordinary romance.

'Spanning the period from the Depression to the freewheeling '60s, Helen Hodgman's award-winning second book is a masterpiece, a twisted fairytale told with her characteristic dark wit.' (From the Penguin website.)

Notes

  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Duckworth , 1978 .
      Extent: 111p.
      Note/s:
      • Dedication: For R.C.H
      ISBN: 0715613049
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1980 .
      Extent: 111p.
      ISBN: 0140055541
  • Appears in:
    y Blue Skies & Jack and Jill Helen Hodgman , Camden : Virago , 1989 Z422759 1989 selected work novel satire Camden : Virago , 1989
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2011 .
      Extent: 158p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 29 August 2011.
      ISBN: 9781921834370 (ebk.), 9781921758355 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Take Three : Fiction Ian McFarlane , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 28 August 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of Jack and Jill Helen Hodgman 1978 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Lorien Kaye , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 3 September 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of Jack and Jill Helen Hodgman 1978 single work novel
Rainbow's End Mark Gomes , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 335 2011; (p. 47)

— Review of Jack and Jill Helen Hodgman 1978 single work novel
Untitled Penelope Debelle , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 15 October 2011; (p. 27)

— Review of Jack and Jill Helen Hodgman 1978 single work novel
The Silver Age of Fiction Peter Pierce , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 70 no. 4 2011; (p. 110-115)
Peter Pierce looks at contemporary Australian fiction to define Australia's 'Silver Age of Australian fiction' .
Small Things Laurie Clancy , 1979 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , August vol. 23 no. 8 1979; (p. 76)

— Review of Flight and Time D. E. Charlwood 1979 selected work short story ; Jack and Jill Helen Hodgman 1978 single work novel
Helen Hodgman's Novels Jenny McColl , 1979 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , October no. 76-77 1979; (p. 108-110)

— Review of Blue Skies Helen Hodgman 1976 single work novel ; Jack and Jill Helen Hodgman 1978 single work novel
Minding Everybody's Business : The Languages of Recent Australian Fiction Peter Pierce , 1979 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 38 no. 4 1979; (p. 501-509)

— Review of 1915 : A Novel Roger McDonald 1979 single work novel ; Passenger Thomas Keneally 1979 single work novel ; Jack and Jill Helen Hodgman 1978 single work novel ; A Cry in the Jungle Bar Robert Drewe 1979 single work novel ; Kangaroo Court John Jost 1979 single work novel ; Players in the Ballgame Gary Langford 1979 single work novel
Take Three : Fiction Ian McFarlane , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 28 August 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of Jack and Jill Helen Hodgman 1978 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Lorien Kaye , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 3 September 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of Jack and Jill Helen Hodgman 1978 single work novel
Rainbow's End Mark Gomes , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 335 2011; (p. 47)

— Review of Jack and Jill Helen Hodgman 1978 single work novel
Untitled Penelope Debelle , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 15 October 2011; (p. 27)

— Review of Jack and Jill Helen Hodgman 1978 single work novel
Small Things Laurie Clancy , 1979 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , August vol. 23 no. 8 1979; (p. 76)

— Review of Flight and Time D. E. Charlwood 1979 selected work short story ; Jack and Jill Helen Hodgman 1978 single work novel
Helen Hodgman's Novels Jenny McColl , 1979 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , October no. 76-77 1979; (p. 108-110)

— Review of Blue Skies Helen Hodgman 1976 single work novel ; Jack and Jill Helen Hodgman 1978 single work novel
Minding Everybody's Business : The Languages of Recent Australian Fiction Peter Pierce , 1979 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 38 no. 4 1979; (p. 501-509)

— Review of 1915 : A Novel Roger McDonald 1979 single work novel ; Passenger Thomas Keneally 1979 single work novel ; Jack and Jill Helen Hodgman 1978 single work novel ; A Cry in the Jungle Bar Robert Drewe 1979 single work novel ; Kangaroo Court John Jost 1979 single work novel ; Players in the Ballgame Gary Langford 1979 single work novel
The Silver Age of Fiction Peter Pierce , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 70 no. 4 2011; (p. 110-115)
Peter Pierce looks at contemporary Australian fiction to define Australia's 'Silver Age of Australian fiction' .
Last amended 29 Aug 2011 16:56:57
Settings:
  • Australian Outback, Central Australia,
  • Weston, Abermain - Weston - Kurri Kurri area, Hunter Valley, Newcastle - Hunter Valley area, New South Wales,
  • c
    England,
    c
    c
    United Kingdom (UK),
    c
    Western Europe, Europe,
  • 1920s
  • 1930s
  • 1940s
  • 1950s
  • 1960s
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