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‘Some ‘only’ children have revelled in that status. Iris Murdoch called her family unit ‘a perfect trinity of love’. Caroline Baum sees her family less happily as a triangle: ‘There’s something uncomfortable about a triangle: it’s all elbows, suggesting awkward unease.’ We find out in the following 380-odd pages the whats and whys of this discomfort. Some of it is historical; perhaps most is historical. Her father came to England with the Kindertransport. Her French mother had an equally traumatic but more singular childhood. Both were deprived of a normal family life as children.’ (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Australian Book Review ABR no. 389 March 2017 10824710 2017 periodical issue

    'Welcome to the March issue! Highlights include:

    • Ross McKibbin on the Chilcot Report into the Iraq debacle
    • Margaret Harris on an ‘enthralling’ study of Queen Victoria
    • Morag Fraser on Mark Colvin’s dual memoir
    • Beejay Silcox on George Saunders’s début novel
    • The 2017 Peter Porter Poetry Prize shortlist

    (From ABR website)

    2017
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