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The Bookshop - and a Dancing Catalyst single work   biography  
Issue Details: First known date: 1997... 1997 The Bookshop - and a Dancing Catalyst
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    y separately published work icon Mary Martin, A Double Life : Australia-India, 1915-1973 Julie Lewis , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1997 Z817380 1997 single work biography Mary Martin is best known for the bookshops that still bear her name. In postwar Adelaide, at a time when modernism was beginning to influence Australian art and literature, her bookshop became a gathering place for intellectuals and radicals attracted by her unconventional views, her warm manner and her freshly brewed coffee. In the 1960s Mary Martin began a new life in India, determined to encourage an intellectual and artistic awareness between Eastern and Western cultures. She worked with the charismatic Dr. Narasimhan among the tribespeople of the Nilgiri Hills while supporting herself and her staff through her international bookselling operation. St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1997 pg. 48-63
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  • Adelaide, South Australia,
  • 1940s
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