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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 One Leg Over : Having Fun—Mostly—in Peace and War
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'At the age of ninety-five, Robin Dalton looks back on her life, particularly on her love life.

'Married at nineteen, disastrously, Robin has a lucky escape—her ‘Society Divorce’ makes the front page of Sydney newspapers, bumping the war to page three. Then there are the American and British servicemen in Sydney—the dancing, the many trysts and a number of not-too-serious engagements—before Robin travels to England ostensibly to marry one of those fiancés.

While most of Europe struggles with post-war austerity, Robin’s days and nights are filled with extravagant dinners,parties with royalty and romantic getaways, until she meets the man who will become, for a brief few years beforehis early death, her second husband.

'One Leg Over is a story of love and romance, of fun and glamour, and of loss and great sadness. But above all it’s a celebration of a wonderful life.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • For my darling grandchildren--Lyndall,

    Rory, Carrick and Becan --in the hope

    that it will not embarrass them

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2017 .
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      Extent: 208p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 30 January 2017
      ISBN: 9781925355949

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording.

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Intrepid Women of the World Agnes Nieuwenhuizen , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27 May 2017; (p. 22)
'Four women, four rich, adventurous lives. Catherine Anderson has a big, bold story to tell in The End of All Our Exploring. Anderson fleetingly meets Angus McDonald, a noted Australian photojournalist, in McLeod Ganj, high up in the Himalayas near the home of the Dalai Lama and his exiled followers. She explains, “All I wanted was to live and breathe in India.” Life is hard but stimulating and the scenery spectacular. Eventually she needs to extricate herself from a marriage with an illiterate, abusive ex-monk and leave. “I began to feel uncomfortable in a place that fed hungrily on the misfortune of an entire people — the Tibetans.” Anderson’s memoir is less self-absorbed, more outward looking, more cerebral, more invested in the world around her, than the other books here. However, hers too encompasses travel, love, illness, loss, death, grief and ways of dealing with the aftermath.' (Introduction)
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