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y Hell Has Harbour Views single work   novel   humour   satire  
Issue Details: First known date: 2001 2001
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'Hugh Walker, 32, a successful lawyer with an attractive girlfriend and executive office view seemingly has it all. So why does he identify more with his resident cockroach than Atticus Finch, his childhood hero?

'Could it be because he is cheating on his girlfriend and representing greedy insurance companies instead of the vulnerable underdogs who he always thought he'd be defending? Has his good side deserted him? Is there a way back?

'Hell Has Harbour Views is for anyone who has, in a private moment, realised that their life has turned out differently from what they wanted and expected. Sydneysiders will recognise their own town and everyone else will laugh out loud at the overwhelming brashness of this city. Readers will chuckle and tremble at the ruthlessness of those on their climb to reach the harbour view.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Adaptations

form y Hell Has Harbour Views Peter Duncan , Sydney : Hilton Cordell Productions Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2005 Z1172689 2005 single work film/TV humour satire crime

'Hugh Walker (Matt Day) seems to have it all. He's 31, charming, handsome, and a senior associate in the largest law firm in the land. He numbers amongst his clients some of the country's most powerful banks and insurance companies, and his employers see him as a litigator who will eventually join their own esteemed ranks as a living God.

'Oh, how Hugh longs for an office with a harbour view (and the things he will do to get one!)

'There's just one small problem. A vow he made when he worked for Carneys, an ideologically sound law firm that acted for the little guys against the corporate monoliths. He promised himself that he would never cross to the dark side. Now when he looks in the mirror, he doesn't like what he sees. And his dreams, his alcohol fuelled nightmares, are filled with images of those he has skewered with justice's sword ... farmers, paraplegics, brain-damaged children ... they all come to visit him at night.

'And his waking hours aren't helped any by the fact that he has fallen out of love with his fabulous girlfriend, Helen (Marta Dusseldorp) and in love with the divine Caroline (Lisa McCune). Deception mounts deception.

'The closer you get to the top of the greasy pole, the more slippery it becomes. Hugh just manages to hold on ... until he finds himself the only witness to a frantic, sexual indiscretion on the boardroom table, and the centre of a bitter power struggle between two warring factions within the firm's senior partners.

'He seems damned whichever way he turns, and that harbour view is becoming more and more elusive...'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive. (Source: 10/5/2013)

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Works about this Work

CoverNotes Mike Shuttleworth , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 1 April 2001; (p. 11)

— Review of Hell Has Harbour Views Richard Beasley 2001 single work novel ; Hairy Legs Christine Harris 2001 single work children's fiction
A Light Greasing for the Corporate Pole Stella Clarke , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 April 2001; (p. 12)

— Review of Hell Has Harbour Views Richard Beasley 2001 single work novel
Long stretch Richard Beasley , 2001 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 April 2001; (p. 12)
In Short Debra Adelaide , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5-6 May 2001; (p. 14)

— Review of The Notary Catherine Jinks 2000 single work novel ; Hell Has Harbour Views Richard Beasley 2001 single work novel
Far Horizons Peter Pierce , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 15 May vol. 119 no. 6274 2001; (p. 72-74)

— Review of Hell Has Harbour Views Richard Beasley 2001 single work novel ; The Nether Regions Sue Gough 2001 single work novel ; The Architect : A Tale John Scott 2001 single work novel ; Cafe Scheherazade Arnold Zable 2001 single work novel ; In the Blue House Meaghan Delahunt 2001 single work novel ; Arriving at Night Lisa Merrifield 2001 single work novel ; The Correspondence Course Max Sollitt 2001 single work novel ; The Weight of the Sun Andrew Humphreys 2001 single work novel
Guilty of a Sly Laugh Keith Austin , 2001 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15-16 September 2001; (p. 15)
Untitled Philip Burgess , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , no. 3 2001; Journal of Australian Studies , no. 70 2001; (p. 122-123)

— Review of Hell Has Harbour Views Richard Beasley 2001 single work novel
CoverNotes Mike Shuttleworth , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 1 April 2001; (p. 11)

— Review of Hell Has Harbour Views Richard Beasley 2001 single work novel ; Hairy Legs Christine Harris 2001 single work children's fiction
A Light Greasing for the Corporate Pole Stella Clarke , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 April 2001; (p. 12)

— Review of Hell Has Harbour Views Richard Beasley 2001 single work novel
In Short Debra Adelaide , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5-6 May 2001; (p. 14)

— Review of The Notary Catherine Jinks 2000 single work novel ; Hell Has Harbour Views Richard Beasley 2001 single work novel
Far Horizons Peter Pierce , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 15 May vol. 119 no. 6274 2001; (p. 72-74)

— Review of Hell Has Harbour Views Richard Beasley 2001 single work novel ; The Nether Regions Sue Gough 2001 single work novel ; The Architect : A Tale John Scott 2001 single work novel ; Cafe Scheherazade Arnold Zable 2001 single work novel ; In the Blue House Meaghan Delahunt 2001 single work novel ; Arriving at Night Lisa Merrifield 2001 single work novel ; The Correspondence Course Max Sollitt 2001 single work novel ; The Weight of the Sun Andrew Humphreys 2001 single work novel
Untitled Philip Burgess , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , no. 3 2001; Journal of Australian Studies , no. 70 2001; (p. 122-123)

— Review of Hell Has Harbour Views Richard Beasley 2001 single work novel
Long stretch Richard Beasley , 2001 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 April 2001; (p. 12)
Guilty of a Sly Laugh Keith Austin , 2001 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15-16 September 2001; (p. 15)
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