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Issue Details: First known date: 2006 2006
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'A priceless exhibition of the papers of poet Emily Dickinson goes missing on arrival in Sydney. Jock, a lonely single father who loves poems, books and stories of all kinds, starts to follow the newspaper articles about the theft, and finds himself increasingly drawn to the mysterious and brilliant Lola, the curator of the exhibition. Both nursing wounded hearts and damaged lives, slowly they begin to reach out to each other through letters, emails and occasional encounters. When the police start receiving clues from the thief - marked on Sydney road maps - Jock finds himself drawn into the hunt. But in a city with a story on every street corner, can he tell the hints from the red herrings in time to find the exhibition and win Lola's heart? A quirky and engaging novel, The Dickinson Papers is at once a modern love story, a tribute to a great poet and a love letter to the city of Sydney.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Author's note: This is a work of fiction, with some factual basis, Everything about the life and poetry of Emily Dickinson is factual. All the footnotes are factual. Any reported action of a real public figure is factual. All the rest, I've made up.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Vintage , 2006 .
      Extent: 317p.
      Description: maps
      Note/s:
      • Bibliography: p. 305-316.
      ISBN: 9781741665598, 1741665590

Works about this Work

All Too Obvious Michelle Griffin , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 288 2007; (p. 32)

— Review of The Dickinson Papers : A Funny and Tender Love Story Mark Ragg 2006 single work novel
The Face : Mark Ragg : Doctor, Journalist, Patient, Novelist Rosemary Neill , 2006 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 29-30 July 2006; (p. 3)
In Short : Fiction Michael McGirr , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 July 2006; (p. 34)

— Review of The Dickinson Papers : A Funny and Tender Love Story Mark Ragg 2006 single work novel
Untitled Susan Watt , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 86 no. 2 2006; (p. 33)

— Review of The Dickinson Papers : A Funny and Tender Love Story Mark Ragg 2006 single work novel
Duo Step Anew on to Well-Trod Stage Kate Morton , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 September 2006; (p. 12)

— Review of The Dickinson Papers : A Funny and Tender Love Story Mark Ragg 2006 single work novel ; The Shifting Fog Kate Morton 2006 single work novel
This Week's Selections Katharine England , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 30 September 2006; (p. 10)

— Review of The Dickinson Papers : A Funny and Tender Love Story Mark Ragg 2006 single work novel
Off the Shelf Dianne Dempsey , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 4 November 2006; (p. 32)

— Review of The Dickinson Papers : A Funny and Tender Love Story Mark Ragg 2006 single work novel
Books : The Dickinson Papers Mark Ragg , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 13 - 19 September no. 604 2006; (p. 32)

— Review of The Dickinson Papers : A Funny and Tender Love Story Mark Ragg 2006 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Michael McGirr , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 July 2006; (p. 34)

— Review of The Dickinson Papers : A Funny and Tender Love Story Mark Ragg 2006 single work novel
Untitled Susan Watt , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 86 no. 2 2006; (p. 33)

— Review of The Dickinson Papers : A Funny and Tender Love Story Mark Ragg 2006 single work novel
Duo Step Anew on to Well-Trod Stage Kate Morton , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 September 2006; (p. 12)

— Review of The Dickinson Papers : A Funny and Tender Love Story Mark Ragg 2006 single work novel ; The Shifting Fog Kate Morton 2006 single work novel
This Week's Selections Katharine England , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 30 September 2006; (p. 10)

— Review of The Dickinson Papers : A Funny and Tender Love Story Mark Ragg 2006 single work novel
Off the Shelf Dianne Dempsey , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 4 November 2006; (p. 32)

— Review of The Dickinson Papers : A Funny and Tender Love Story Mark Ragg 2006 single work novel
All Too Obvious Michelle Griffin , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 288 2007; (p. 32)

— Review of The Dickinson Papers : A Funny and Tender Love Story Mark Ragg 2006 single work novel
Books : The Dickinson Papers Mark Ragg , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 13 - 19 September no. 604 2006; (p. 32)

— Review of The Dickinson Papers : A Funny and Tender Love Story Mark Ragg 2006 single work novel
The Face : Mark Ragg : Doctor, Journalist, Patient, Novelist Rosemary Neill , 2006 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 29-30 July 2006; (p. 3)
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