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Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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'Sydney, 1942. Pearl is eighteen, beautiful and impetuous. She plays saxophone in an all-girl jazz band at the Trocadero and occasionally sits in on underground gigs with her twin brother Martin, who also plays the sax. On one such evening black GI and jazz legend James Washington blows into her life, and nothing is ever the same again, especially not Pearl.

'A love story begins to unfold against the blacked-out nights and rumour-filled days of a city in the grip of war. But public events are closing in on Pearl's private world. When James is shipped out to fight in New Guinea, she hatches a breathtaking plan to reunite with him. And then all hell breaks loose.

'Moving, tender and audaciously original, Love in the Years of Lunacy is a love story with a haunting jazz soundtrack and a war story like no other.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication:
    For Louis

    And in memory of my parents, Gerry and Betty,
    whose many anecdotes and adventures inspired this story
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2011 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 314p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-314)
      • Publication date: May 2011.
      ISBN: 9781742373379 (pbk)
Alternative title: Bis ans Ende des Horizonts
Language: German
    • Munich,
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      Germany,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Blanvalet , 2012 .
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      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 382p.p.
      ISBN: 9783442380374, 3442380375

Works about this Work

Mandy Sayer : Love in the Years of Lunacy Linda Funnell , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , February 2012;

— Review of Love in the Years of Lunacy Mandy Sayer 2011 single work novel
Book Review – Love in the Years of Lunacy by Mandy Sayer Joanne Peulen , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Booklover Book Reviews 2012;

— Review of Love in the Years of Lunacy Mandy Sayer 2011 single work novel
It's a Date at Last, but Decorum Can't Make It Mandy Sayer , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 13 May 2011; (p. 19)
Untitled Eloise Keating , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April vol. 90 no. 7 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of Love in the Years of Lunacy Mandy Sayer 2011 single work novel
Two Star-Crossed Lovers Find Sweet Sax in the City Liam Davison , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30 April - 1 May 2011; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Love in the Years of Lunacy Mandy Sayer 2011 single work novel
Sugar-Coated Gillian Dooley , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 331 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of Love in the Years of Lunacy Mandy Sayer 2011 single work novel
Love and War in Jazz Liaison Sara Dowse , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 May 2011; (p. 22)

— Review of Love in the Years of Lunacy Mandy Sayer 2011 single work novel
Romance Mandy Sayer , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 7 May 2011; (p. 21)

— Review of Love in the Years of Lunacy Mandy Sayer 2011 single work novel
Well Read Patrick Allington , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 21 May 2011; (p. 27)

— Review of Love in the Years of Lunacy Mandy Sayer 2011 single work novel ; The Ottoman Motel Chris Currie 2011 single work novel
Romance Hits a Musical Note Jo Case , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21- 22 May 2011; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Love in the Years of Lunacy Mandy Sayer 2011 single work novel ; The Voyagers : A Love Story Mardi McConnochie 2011 single work novel
Insanity of Love and War Fran Metcalf , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 28 - 29 May 2011; (p. 22)

— Review of Love in the Years of Lunacy Mandy Sayer 2011 single work novel
War of Hearts and Minds Rebecca Starford , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 4 June 2011; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Love in the Years of Lunacy Mandy Sayer 2011 single work novel ; The Voyagers : A Love Story Mardi McConnochie 2011 single work novel
Untitled Heather Taylor Johnson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 4 no. 1 2011;

— Review of Love in the Years of Lunacy Mandy Sayer 2011 single work novel
Untitled Eloise Keating , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April vol. 90 no. 7 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of Love in the Years of Lunacy Mandy Sayer 2011 single work novel
Two Star-Crossed Lovers Find Sweet Sax in the City Liam Davison , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30 April - 1 May 2011; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Love in the Years of Lunacy Mandy Sayer 2011 single work novel
Sugar-Coated Gillian Dooley , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 331 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of Love in the Years of Lunacy Mandy Sayer 2011 single work novel
Love and War in Jazz Liaison Sara Dowse , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 May 2011; (p. 22)

— Review of Love in the Years of Lunacy Mandy Sayer 2011 single work novel
Romance Mandy Sayer , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 7 May 2011; (p. 21)

— Review of Love in the Years of Lunacy Mandy Sayer 2011 single work novel
Well Read Patrick Allington , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 21 May 2011; (p. 27)

— Review of Love in the Years of Lunacy Mandy Sayer 2011 single work novel ; The Ottoman Motel Chris Currie 2011 single work novel
Romance Hits a Musical Note Jo Case , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21- 22 May 2011; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Love in the Years of Lunacy Mandy Sayer 2011 single work novel ; The Voyagers : A Love Story Mardi McConnochie 2011 single work novel
Insanity of Love and War Fran Metcalf , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 28 - 29 May 2011; (p. 22)

— Review of Love in the Years of Lunacy Mandy Sayer 2011 single work novel
War of Hearts and Minds Rebecca Starford , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 4 June 2011; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Love in the Years of Lunacy Mandy Sayer 2011 single work novel ; The Voyagers : A Love Story Mardi McConnochie 2011 single work novel
Untitled Heather Taylor Johnson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 4 no. 1 2011;

— Review of Love in the Years of Lunacy Mandy Sayer 2011 single work novel
Mandy Sayer : Love in the Years of Lunacy Linda Funnell , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , February 2012;

— Review of Love in the Years of Lunacy Mandy Sayer 2011 single work novel
Book Review – Love in the Years of Lunacy by Mandy Sayer Joanne Peulen , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Booklover Book Reviews 2012;

— Review of Love in the Years of Lunacy Mandy Sayer 2011 single work novel
It's a Date at Last, but Decorum Can't Make It Mandy Sayer , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 13 May 2011; (p. 19)

Awards

2012 winner Australian Publishers Association Awards APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Fiction Book designed by Emily O'Neill
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