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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Beyond the Rock : The Life of Joan Lindsay and the Mystery of Picnic at Hanging Rock
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'In the winter of 1966, at sixty-nine years of age, Lady Joan Lindsay sat down and wrote a short novel about a group of upper-class schoolgirls from a prestigious ladies’ college who disappear while on a country picnic in the summer of 1900. The result was Picnic at Hanging Rock, a literary mystery that has endured for half a century.

'Beyond the Rock looks at not just the myth of Picnic and how it has become part of Australia’s culture, but also the story behind it. It examines Joan Lindsay’s enigmatic life, much of which she kept secret from the world, including her childhood, her complex marriage to Daryl Lindsay of the famous Lindsay family of artists, their enduring love and unconventional bohemian life, and her life at Mulberry Hill, the Lindsays’ own Arcadia deep in the Victorian countryside.

'This is the story of one of Australia’s most famous novels, and the author who kept its secrets until she died.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Richmond, East Melbourne - Richmond area, Melbourne, Victoria,: Echo Publishing , 2017 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 205p.
      Description: illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour), facsimiles
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      • Published: 3 April 2017
      ISBN: 9781760405625

Works about this Work

No Picnic Julieanne Lamond , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6 May 2017; (p. 18)
Joan Lindsay’s 1967 novel Picnic at Hanging Rock has gripped the Australian public’s imagination for five decades. We can’t seem to let this novel go: its spooky, dramatic and sometimes sensational tale of the disappearance of three young women and a teacher after a school picnic in the bush is going to be retold, again, in a television series from Foxtel later this year.' (Introduction)
No Picnic Julieanne Lamond , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6 May 2017; (p. 18)
Joan Lindsay’s 1967 novel Picnic at Hanging Rock has gripped the Australian public’s imagination for five decades. We can’t seem to let this novel go: its spooky, dramatic and sometimes sensational tale of the disappearance of three young women and a teacher after a school picnic in the bush is going to be retold, again, in a television series from Foxtel later this year.' (Introduction)
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