y All Good Things single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
AustLit is a subscription service. The content and services available here are limited because you have not been recognised as a subscriber. Find out how to gain full access to AustLit

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Sumptuous sunsets. Palm-fringed private beach. Lagoon on our doorstep. Sweet papaya by the bagful. Vanilla beans bundled up by lush and fragrant firesticks.

I know, I know. Paradise... For many women, the prospect of living in Paris with the love of your life would come pretty close to having it all.

Having shared her story in her bestselling memoir, Almost French, Australian writer Sarah Turnbull seemed to have had more than her fair share of dreams come true. While Sarah went on to carve out an idyllic life in Paris with Frederic, there was still one dream she was beginning to fear might be impossible - starting a family together. Then out of the blue an opportunity to make a dramatic sea change and embark on another adventure offers a new beginning - and new hope.

Leaving behind life in the world′s most romantic and beautiful city was never going to be easy. But it helps when your destination is another paradise on earth, Tahiti.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Other formats: Also large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney South, South Sydney area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2013 .
      Extent: 320p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 01/05/2013
      ISBN: 0732288037, 9780732288037

Works about this Work

Sarah Turnbull Susan Wyndham , 2013 single work interview
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11-12 May 2013; (p. 4-5) The Age , 11 May 2013; (p. 26)
Empty Longing in Eden : All Good Things Fran Metcalf , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 18-19 May 2013; (p. 19)
Road from Paris to Paradise Alistair Jones , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 June 2013; (p. 23)

— Review of All Good Things Sarah Turnbull 2013 single work autobiography
From Paris to Paradise Along the Rocky Road of Hope Candida Baker , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 July 2013; (p. 21) The Age , 6 July 2013; (p. 25) The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-7 July 2013; (p. 28-29)

— Review of All Good Things Sarah Turnbull 2013 single work autobiography
[Untitled] Katie Spain , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 6 July 2013; (p. 26)

— Review of All Good Things Sarah Turnbull 2013 single work autobiography
Literature of the Pacific, Mainly Australian Peter Pierce , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Etropic : Electronic Journal of Studies in the Tropics , vol. 12 no. 2 2013; (p. 210-219)

This lecture is in some ways the ‘lost’ chapter of The Cambridge History of Australian Literature (2009), one eventually not written because the projected author could find not enough literary material even in that vast Pacific Ocean, or perhaps found – as mariners have – only far separated specks in that ocean. Yet Australian literature about the nation’s Pacific littoral and the islands within the ocean and the ocean itself is varied, considerable, and often eccentric. Our greatest drinking song is Barry Humphries’s ‘The Old Pacific Sea’. The Japs and the jungle are the hallmarks of fiction, poetry and reportage of the Pacific War of 1942-5. New Guinea has attracted such writers as James McAuley, Peter Ryan, Trevor Shearston, Randolph Stow and Drusilla Modjeska. The short stories of Louis Becke are the most extensive and iconoclastic writing about the Pacific by any Australian. Yet the literature of the Pacific littoral seems thinner than that of the Indian Ocean. The map on the title page of Rolf Boldrewood’s A Modern Buccaneer (1894) shows those afore-mentioned specks in a vast expanse of water. What aesthetic challenges have Pacific writing posed and how have they been met? Have the waters of the Pacific satisfied Australians as a near offshore playground but defeated wider efforts of the imagination? ' (Publication summary)

Road from Paris to Paradise Alistair Jones , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 June 2013; (p. 23)

— Review of All Good Things Sarah Turnbull 2013 single work autobiography
From Paris to Paradise Along the Rocky Road of Hope Candida Baker , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 July 2013; (p. 21) The Age , 6 July 2013; (p. 25) The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-7 July 2013; (p. 28-29)

— Review of All Good Things Sarah Turnbull 2013 single work autobiography
[Untitled] Katie Spain , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 6 July 2013; (p. 26)

— Review of All Good Things Sarah Turnbull 2013 single work autobiography
Sarah Turnbull Susan Wyndham , 2013 single work interview
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11-12 May 2013; (p. 4-5) The Age , 11 May 2013; (p. 26)
Empty Longing in Eden : All Good Things Fran Metcalf , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 18-19 May 2013; (p. 19)
Literature of the Pacific, Mainly Australian Peter Pierce , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Etropic : Electronic Journal of Studies in the Tropics , vol. 12 no. 2 2013; (p. 210-219)

This lecture is in some ways the ‘lost’ chapter of The Cambridge History of Australian Literature (2009), one eventually not written because the projected author could find not enough literary material even in that vast Pacific Ocean, or perhaps found – as mariners have – only far separated specks in that ocean. Yet Australian literature about the nation’s Pacific littoral and the islands within the ocean and the ocean itself is varied, considerable, and often eccentric. Our greatest drinking song is Barry Humphries’s ‘The Old Pacific Sea’. The Japs and the jungle are the hallmarks of fiction, poetry and reportage of the Pacific War of 1942-5. New Guinea has attracted such writers as James McAuley, Peter Ryan, Trevor Shearston, Randolph Stow and Drusilla Modjeska. The short stories of Louis Becke are the most extensive and iconoclastic writing about the Pacific by any Australian. Yet the literature of the Pacific littoral seems thinner than that of the Indian Ocean. The map on the title page of Rolf Boldrewood’s A Modern Buccaneer (1894) shows those afore-mentioned specks in a vast expanse of water. What aesthetic challenges have Pacific writing posed and how have they been met? Have the waters of the Pacific satisfied Australians as a near offshore playground but defeated wider efforts of the imagination? ' (Publication summary)

Last amended 25 Nov 2013 12:00:03
Subjects:
  • c
    Tahiti,
    c
    Society Islands,
    c
    French Polynesia,
    c
    South Pacific, Pacific Region,
Newspapers:
    Powered by Trove
    X