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Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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'What were the 60s & 70s really about?

How authentic were those stoned revolutionaries?

'What if it was all a fraud?

When small-press bibliographer Charles Dorritt recovers from a breakdown by doing a creative writing course, he announces he is publishing his memoirs of torture and sex-slavery at the hands of the security services.

Plant is called to lunch with the arts editor of a metropolitan broadsheet, life style journalist Angela Dark, and political speechwriter Ghostly Sperrit, all of whom seem deeply concerned the revelations should not appear. They hire Plant to have a word with Dorritt, but Dorritt heads off to Byron Bay and Plant pursues him through the dope lands of northern New South Wales.

A past era of magic mushrooms, free love, American friends, and an alternative newspaper of deep level inauthenticity begins to emerge, something that no one but Plant is keen to see revealed.

From the same college but a different school as John Le Carré, Michael Wilding will open your eyes, and darken your mind, with this vision of the not-so-secret world.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Booked launched at the Melbourne Writers' Festival, 29 August 2010.
  • Epigraph: To Stephen Knight

    As Lord Peter approached the door of the farm his spirits rose. He enjoyed paying his kind of visit. Although he had taken to detecting as he might, with another conscience or constitution, have taken to Indian hemp - for its exhilarating properties, at a moment when life seemed dust and ashes, - he had not primarily the detective temperament. Dorothy L. Sayers, Clouds of Witness

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    • Rundle Mall/Rundle Street, Adelaide City, Adelaide, South Australia,: Press On , 2010 .
      4151473442669107937.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 240p.
      ISBN: 9781921059568
      Series: y Press On Arcadia (publisher), Melbourne : Arcadia , 2009 Z1824488 2009 series - publisher novel 'Press On is published in partnership with Arcadia. In 2010, four Press On books were published by Press On Publishing in association with Arcadia, the general books' imprint of Australian Scholarly Publishing. Authors Michael Wilding, Peter Corris, Phillip Edmonds and Inez Baranay began the first batch of Press On. Commissioned by Michael Wilding, eight more books join the series with new authors Morris Lurie, Garry Disher, Ross Fitzgerald, Trevor Jordan and Victoria Thompson. Felix Calvino's previously published A Hatful of Cherries Arcadia, 2009 has also taken on the Press On logo. Arcadia's 2011 Press On additions were launched at the Melbourne Writers Festival this year.' Source: www.scholarly.info/ (Sighted 15/11/2011). Number in series: 2

Works about this Work

Look Back with Apprehension Irina Dunn , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , January - February vol. 55 no. 1/2 2011; (p. 125-126)

— Review of The Prisoner of Mount Warning Michael Wilding 2010 single work novel
Untitled Phil Brown , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 27 October - 2 November no. 807 2010; (p. 30)

— Review of The Prisoner of Mount Warning Michael Wilding 2010 single work novel
Pressing on with Writer's Cuts Peter Pierce , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 December 2010; (p. 22)

— Review of With the Tiger Inez Baranay 2008 single work novel ; Wishart's Quest Peter Corris 2009 single work novel ; Leaving Home with Henry Phillip Edmonds 2009 single work novel ; The Prisoner of Mount Warning Michael Wilding 2010 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11-12 December 2010; (p. 34)

— Review of The Prisoner of Mount Warning Michael Wilding 2010 single work novel
Untitled Phil Brown , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 27 October - 2 November no. 807 2010; (p. 30)

— Review of The Prisoner of Mount Warning Michael Wilding 2010 single work novel
Pressing on with Writer's Cuts Peter Pierce , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 December 2010; (p. 22)

— Review of With the Tiger Inez Baranay 2008 single work novel ; Wishart's Quest Peter Corris 2009 single work novel ; Leaving Home with Henry Phillip Edmonds 2009 single work novel ; The Prisoner of Mount Warning Michael Wilding 2010 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11-12 December 2010; (p. 34)

— Review of The Prisoner of Mount Warning Michael Wilding 2010 single work novel
Look Back with Apprehension Irina Dunn , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , January - February vol. 55 no. 1/2 2011; (p. 125-126)

— Review of The Prisoner of Mount Warning Michael Wilding 2010 single work novel
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