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'Cambridge, 1963.

'Charlotte is struggling. With motherhood, with the changes marriage and parenthood bring, with losing the time and the energy to paint. Her husband, Henry, wants things to be as they were and can’t face the thought of another English winter.

'A brochure slipped through the letterbox slot brings him the answer: ‘Australia brings out the best in you’.

'Despite wanting to stay in the place that she knows, Charlotte is too worn out to fight. Before she has a chance to realise what it will mean, she is travelling to the other side of the world. Arriving in Perth, the southern sun shines a harsh light on both Henry and Charlotte and slowly reveals that their new life is not the answer either was hoping for. Charlotte is left wondering if there is anywhere she belongs and how far she’ll go to find her way home …'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Dedication: For Boyd
  • Epigraph:

    'Nostalgia (from nostros - return home, and algia - longing) is a longing for home that no longer exists or has never existed. Nostalgia is a sentiment of loss and displacement, but it is also a romane with one's own fantasy. Nostalgic love can only survive in a long-distance relationship. A cinematic image of nostalgia is a double exposure, or a superimposition of two images - of home and abroad, past and present, dream and everyday life. The moment we try to force it into a single image, it breaks the frame or burns the surface.' –Svetlana Boym, The Future of Nostalgia

    'Because of course the dream-England is no more than a dream.' -Salman Rushdie, Imaginary Homelands.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2015 .
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      Extent: 283p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 28 August 2015
      ISBN: 9780733633782

Works about this Work

‘Could Not Put It Down’ Beth Driscoll , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , October 2015;

— Review of The Landing Susan Johnson , 2015 single work novel ; Relativity Antonia Hayes , 2015 single work novel ; The Other Side of the World Stephanie Bishop , 2015 single work novel
Review : The Other Side of the World Heather Lunney , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , September 2015; (p. 38)

— Review of The Other Side of the World Stephanie Bishop , 2015 single work novel
Perthward Jane Sullivan , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 374 2015; (p. 61)

— Review of The Other Side of the World Stephanie Bishop , 2015 single work novel
Review : The Other Side of the World Helen Elliott , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , September no. 115 2015; (p. 56)

— Review of The Other Side of the World Stephanie Bishop , 2015 single work novel
Exploring the Mysterious Pull of Memory and Home Linda Morris , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 9 August 2015; (p. 12) The Sunday Age , 9 August 2015; (p. 16)

— Review of The Other Side of the World Stephanie Bishop , 2015 single work novel
Poetic Immersion in Streams of Time Felicity Plunkett , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27-28 June 2015; (p. 18)

— Review of The Other Side of the World Stephanie Bishop , 2015 single work novel
Well Read Margot Lloyd , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 25 July 2015; (p. 32)

— Review of The Other Side of the World Stephanie Bishop , 2015 single work novel
A Journey into the Meaning of Exile Dorothy Johnston , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 1 August 2015; (p. 24) The Sydney Morning Herald , 1 August 2015; (p. 24)

— Review of The Other Side of the World Stephanie Bishop , 2015 single work novel
Exploring the Mysterious Pull of Memory and Home Linda Morris , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 9 August 2015; (p. 12) The Sunday Age , 9 August 2015; (p. 16)

— Review of The Other Side of the World Stephanie Bishop , 2015 single work novel
Review : The Other Side of the World Helen Elliott , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , September no. 115 2015; (p. 56)

— Review of The Other Side of the World Stephanie Bishop , 2015 single work novel
An Experience of Migration Gillian Bouras , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Women’s Book Review , vol. 27 no. 1 / 2 2015-2016; (p. 30-33)
'This book, with its brilliantly-designed cover, had an immediate appeal for me, for I also left my native land for the other side of the world, although my move from Australia to Greece in 1980 was a very different one from that made by Charlotte and Henry, the novel’s protagonists, from Cambridge to Perth in the 1960s. Bishop says that her writing was inspired by the migration experiences of her grandparents, and indeed the twentieth century was one of mass migration, as the twenty-first is also proving to be.' (Introduction)
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