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Issue Details: First known date: 2004 2004
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  • Editor's note: Perth-born Mollie Skinner nursed in India and Burma in the First World War. As 'R.E. Leake', she published a novel of nursing in the Western Front, Letters of a V.A.D. (1918). The picaresque novel Tucker Sees India, which draws on Skinner's knowledge of the subcontinent, details the adventures of an eccentric Australian soldier en route to the European battlefields, who gets stranded in Bombay and jauntily travels around India: 'he never enquired into the ends of his adventures'. Skinner is perhaps best known for her collaboration with D.H. Lawrence, The Boy in the Bush (1924)

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    y On the War-Path : An Anthology of Australian Military Travel On the Warpath : An Anthology of Australian Military Travel Robin Gerster (editor), Peter Pierce (editor), Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 2004 Z1108788 2004 anthology prose autobiography extract poetry criticism diary essay travel war literature 'This anthology reveals the many ways in which going to war has formed a cultural bridge between Australia and the world. From the Sudan in 1885 to Afghanistan in 2001, the connection of war to travel is illustrated by writers and reveals how the experience of war has both broadened and refined (and sometimes distorted) Australian views of the world.' From cover of On the War-Path : An Anthology of Australian Military Travel (2004) Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 2004 pg. 103-106
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