y Life in Seven Mistakes single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 2008 2008
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Life in Seven Mistakes 'follows the fortunes of the Barton family. Beginning with a fractious and disagreeable family Christmas in an apartment on the Gold Coast, we then step half a century into the past to follow the budding romance and early career of the attractive, idealistic young couple who are destined to become the cantankerous, domineering grandparents who own the Gold Coast apartment. A rich sense of irony imbues the beautifully written scenes set against the backdrop of the Snowy River Scheme, that epic of engineering and cultural change in the 1950's, while the bickering and personal dramas of the present-day family maintain the tension all the way to the unexpected and deeply moving climax.' - Provided by publisher.

Notes

  • Epigraph: All the world's a stage...- As You Like It, II.vii
  • Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes. - Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan
  • Dedication: For Emma Felton.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Susan Johnson Interviewed by Sandra Hogan Sandra Hogan (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Perilous Adventures , vol. 11 no. 1 2011;
This Year's Work in Fiction 2008-2009 Susan Midalia , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 54 no. 1 2009; (p. 51-64)

— Review of The Pages Murray Bail 2008 single work novel ; The Lieutenant Kate Grenville 2008 single work novel ; The Spare Room Helen Garner 2008 single work novel ; The Anatomy of Wings Karen Foxlee 2006 single work novel ; Boy On A Wire Jon Doust 2009 single work novel ; The Sinkings Amanda Curtin 2008 single work novel ; Bird Sophie Cunningham 2008 single work novel ; One Foot Wrong Sofie Laguna 2008 single work novel ; Avenue of Eternal Peace Nicholas Jose 1989 single work novel ; Life in Seven Mistakes Susan Johnson 2008 single work novel ; The Steele Diaries Wendy James 2008 single work novel ; Butterfly Sonya Hartnett 2009 single work novel ; Dissection Jacinta Halloran 2007 single work novel ; Fugitive Blue Claire Thomas 2008 single work novel ; Sweet Tracy Ryan 2008 single work novel ; The Virtuoso Sonia Orchard 2009 single work novel ; Ransom David Malouf 2009 single work novel ; The Good Parents Joan London 2008 single work novel ; Vertigo : A Pastoral Amanda Lohrey 2008 single work novella ; The Boat Nam Le 2008 selected work short story ; New Australian Stories 2009 anthology short story ; The Slap Christos Tsiolkas 2008 single work novel
Untitled Katie Horner , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 88 no. 1 2008; (p. 42)

— Review of Life in Seven Mistakes Susan Johnson 2008 single work novel
Book of the Week Simon Castles , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 27 July 2008; (p. 26)

— Review of Life in Seven Mistakes Susan Johnson 2008 single work novel
Dysfunction Reigns in Family Forces Diane Stubbings , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 August 2008; (p. 12)

— Review of Life in Seven Mistakes Susan Johnson 2008 single work novel
Dread Central to Family Life Jennifer Levasseur , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2-3 August 2008; (p. 10-11)

— Review of Life in Seven Mistakes Susan Johnson 2008 single work novel
At the Top of His Game Katharine England , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 9 August 2008; (p. 10)

— Review of The Build Up Phillip Gwynne 2008 single work novel ; Life in Seven Mistakes Susan Johnson 2008 single work novel
Defrosting a Family Dynamic Felicity Plunkett , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 9 August 2008; (p. 29)

— Review of Life in Seven Mistakes Susan Johnson 2008 single work novel
Middle-Aged Children Caught in a Family Trap Louise Swinn , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9-10 August 2008; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Life in Seven Mistakes Susan Johnson 2008 single work novel
Local Corrections Christina Hill , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 304 2008; (p. 20)

— Review of Life in Seven Mistakes Susan Johnson 2008 single work novel
A Fine Writer Remains Unsatisfied About Falling Short of Those Glittering Prizes Jane Sullivan , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 6 September 2008; (p. 26-27)
Break Point Phil Brown , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 17 - 23 September no. 703 2008; (p. 28)

— Review of Life in Seven Mistakes Susan Johnson 2008 single work novel
Untitled Katie Horner , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 88 no. 1 2008; (p. 42)

— Review of Life in Seven Mistakes Susan Johnson 2008 single work novel
Book of the Week Simon Castles , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 27 July 2008; (p. 26)

— Review of Life in Seven Mistakes Susan Johnson 2008 single work novel
Dysfunction Reigns in Family Forces Diane Stubbings , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 August 2008; (p. 12)

— Review of Life in Seven Mistakes Susan Johnson 2008 single work novel
Dread Central to Family Life Jennifer Levasseur , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2-3 August 2008; (p. 10-11)

— Review of Life in Seven Mistakes Susan Johnson 2008 single work novel
At the Top of His Game Katharine England , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 9 August 2008; (p. 10)

— Review of The Build Up Phillip Gwynne 2008 single work novel ; Life in Seven Mistakes Susan Johnson 2008 single work novel
Defrosting a Family Dynamic Felicity Plunkett , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 9 August 2008; (p. 29)

— Review of Life in Seven Mistakes Susan Johnson 2008 single work novel
Middle-Aged Children Caught in a Family Trap Louise Swinn , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9-10 August 2008; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Life in Seven Mistakes Susan Johnson 2008 single work novel
Local Corrections Christina Hill , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 304 2008; (p. 20)

— Review of Life in Seven Mistakes Susan Johnson 2008 single work novel
Break Point Phil Brown , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 17 - 23 September no. 703 2008; (p. 28)

— Review of Life in Seven Mistakes Susan Johnson 2008 single work novel
This Year's Work in Fiction 2008-2009 Susan Midalia , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 54 no. 1 2009; (p. 51-64)

— Review of The Pages Murray Bail 2008 single work novel ; The Lieutenant Kate Grenville 2008 single work novel ; The Spare Room Helen Garner 2008 single work novel ; The Anatomy of Wings Karen Foxlee 2006 single work novel ; Boy On A Wire Jon Doust 2009 single work novel ; The Sinkings Amanda Curtin 2008 single work novel ; Bird Sophie Cunningham 2008 single work novel ; One Foot Wrong Sofie Laguna 2008 single work novel ; Avenue of Eternal Peace Nicholas Jose 1989 single work novel ; Life in Seven Mistakes Susan Johnson 2008 single work novel ; The Steele Diaries Wendy James 2008 single work novel ; Butterfly Sonya Hartnett 2009 single work novel ; Dissection Jacinta Halloran 2007 single work novel ; Fugitive Blue Claire Thomas 2008 single work novel ; Sweet Tracy Ryan 2008 single work novel ; The Virtuoso Sonia Orchard 2009 single work novel ; Ransom David Malouf 2009 single work novel ; The Good Parents Joan London 2008 single work novel ; Vertigo : A Pastoral Amanda Lohrey 2008 single work novella ; The Boat Nam Le 2008 selected work short story ; New Australian Stories 2009 anthology short story ; The Slap Christos Tsiolkas 2008 single work novel
A Fine Writer Remains Unsatisfied About Falling Short of Those Glittering Prizes Jane Sullivan , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 6 September 2008; (p. 26-27)
Susan Johnson Interviewed by Sandra Hogan Sandra Hogan (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Perilous Adventures , vol. 11 no. 1 2011;
Last amended 9 Dec 2008 08:41:33
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  • Snowy Mountains, Cooma - Snowy - Bombala area, Southeastern NSW, New South Wales,
  • Gold Coast, Queensland,
  • 1900-1999
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