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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Campaign Ruby
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'When she gets the email announcing her redundancy, Ruby Stanhope hopes to maintain the composure expected of your average London investment banker.

Instead, the next day's hangover brings two unfortunate discoveries. First, her impromptu reply to the bosses has gone viral, published everywhere from Facebook to the Financial Times. Second, she has a non-refundable, same-day ticket to Melbourne thanks to a dangerous cocktail of Victorian pinot noir, broadband internet and a dash of melancholy.

Landing in Australia, Ruby plans a quiet stay with her aunt in the Yarra Valley—but a party at the local winery results in an unexpected job offer: financial policy adviser to the Federal Leader of the Opposition.

Intrigued, Ruby heads to Melbourne for morning coffee with the Chief of Staff—and finds herself in the middle of the Treasurer's overthrow of the Prime Minister and the announcement of an early election.

Rookie Ruby, dubbed 'Roo' by her Aussie colleagues, is thrown into the campaign and spends four weeks circumnavigating Australia while trying to stay afloat in the deep end of politics. Through trial and plenty of error (including wardrobe malfunctions, media mishaps and a palate for unsavoury men) she finds passion, not just a flair, for her new career.

With its light touch and deft comic instincts, Campaign Ruby is a delightful combination of fashion, faux pas and the unexpected fun of federal politics.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • While window shopping on New Bond Street
    during one of my career crisis, Mum turned to me
    with love in her eyes and said, 'Just write something.'
    So I did, and dedicate this book book to her.
  • Reading Group Guide available through the Text Publishing website.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2010 .
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      Extent: 324p.
      ISBN: 9781921656576 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Fame and Fortune Mike Bruce , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 15 January 2012; (p. 8-11)
The Silver Age of Fiction Peter Pierce , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 70 no. 4 2011; (p. 110-115)

‘In human reckoning, Golden Ages are always already in the past. The Greek poet Hesiod, in Works and Days, posited Five Ages of Mankind: Golden, Silver, Bronze, Heroic and Iron (Ovid made do with four). Writing in the Romantic period, Thomas Love Peacock (author of such now almost forgotten novels as Nightmare Abbey, 1818) defined The Four Ages of Poetry (1820) in which their order was Iron, Gold, Silver and Bronze. To the Golden Age, in their archaic greatness, belonged Homer and Aeschylus. The Silver Age, following it, was less original, but nevertheless 'the age of civilised life'. The main issue of Peacock's thesis was the famous response that he elicited from his friend Shelley - Defence of Poetry (1821).’ (Publication abstract)

Rudd's Ruby Revives Her Political Mojo Judith Ireland , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 November 2011; (p. 3)
Rudd Channels Politics Again Caroline Overington , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 26 October 2011; (p. 3)
Rudd Sees Red over Ruby Error Tristan Swanwick , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20 October 2011; (p. 35)
Cover Notes Lucy Sussex , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 August 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of Bonobo Handshake : A Memoir of Love and Adventure in the Congo Vanessa Woods 2010 single work autobiography ; Campaign Ruby Jessica Rudd 2010 single work novel
Puff Goes the Campaign Charlotte Harper , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 August 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of Campaign Ruby Jessica Rudd 2010 single work novel
Perfect Timing Lucy Clark , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 15 August 2010; (p. 17)

— Review of Campaign Ruby Jessica Rudd 2010 single work novel
Another Rudd Hits the Campaign Trail Emma Young , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 August 2010; (p. 33)

— Review of Campaign Ruby Jessica Rudd 2010 single work novel
The Politics of Publicity Matthew Condon , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 - 15 August 2010; (p. 23)

— Review of Campaign Ruby Jessica Rudd 2010 single work novel
Author's Family Ties Disguised Rosemary Sorensen , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 3 June 2010; (p. 7)
An announcement about the forthcoming first novel by Jessica Rudd, the daughter of Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd.
In a Parallel Universe, Another Rudd Hits the Book Promotion Trail Christine Jackman , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 2 June 2010; (p. 3)
Political Murder, She Wrote Caroline Overington , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26-27 June 2010; (p. 1, 4)
Discusses the striking similarities between the events in Jessica Rudd's novel and the actual circumstances of Kevin Rudd's replacement as leader of the Australian Labor Party in June 2010.
Rudd Book Has Tongues Wagging Jessica Wright , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 8 August 2010; (p. 7)
Stranger Than Fiction Nikki Barrowclough , 2010 single work biography
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 14 August 2010; (p. 16-18-, 20, 23) The West Australian , 21 August 2010; (p. 10-13)
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