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y separately published work icon A Candle for Saint Antony single work   novel   young adult  
Issue Details: First known date: 1977... 1977 A Candle for Saint Antony
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'Two teenagers, unlike and inseparable–is it homosexuality? Fifteen-year-old Justin Vincent, cynosure and snob, leads the opposition at a posh Sydney school to that "bloody little ethnic tyke," new classmate Rudi Mayer. But "Cool Rudi"–a self-willed loner since his Austrian musician father's death–intrigues Justin by going his own imperturbable way; and with a little help from Brahms' "St. Antony Chorale," the two become bosom friends. The turnabout scene is a little sticky, and the mutual devotion of the two boys thereafter is even more so. Consequently, much as one admires Rudi and likes Justin for appreciating him, the pivotal episode–in which the relationship between the boys, back in Austria on a class trip, suddenly totters on the nature of Rudi's intentions (proclaiming his love, he asks Justin to stay in Austria with him)–has an offputting sentimental ring. Of course Rudi didn't mean what Justin momentarily suspects and another boy, overhearing their conversations assumes; and the book goes down, finally, on the sweetness and bitterness of their innocent love lost.'

Source:

Kirkus Review (https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/eleanor-spence/a-candle-for-saint-antony/). (Sighted: 29/5/2014)

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  • Other formats: Also braille.

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Works about this Work

The City: Multiculturalism and Other Urban Issues John Foster , E. J. Finnis , Maureen Nimon , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Children's Literature : An Exploration of Genre and Theme 1995; (p. 87-104)
School : A Microcosm of the World Belle Y. Alderman , 1981 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , April no. 79 1981; (p. 5-11)
Belle Alderman looks at the school story as an important element in children's realistic fiction. Some Australian examples of the school story are included in the discussion.
Suggested Reading for Secondary Walter McVitty , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 30 1981; (p. 11)

— Review of A Candle for Saint Antony Eleanor Spence , 1977 single work novel ; It Looks Different When You Get There Elisabeth MacIntyre , 1978 single work novel
Eleanor Spence : Observer of Family Life Walter McVitty , 1981 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Innocence and Experience : Essays on Contemporary Australian Children's Writers 1981; (p. 67-93)
Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 1978 1978 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Official Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 68 1978; (p. 2-4)
Suggested Reading for Secondary Walter McVitty , 1981 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 30 1981; (p. 11)

— Review of A Candle for Saint Antony Eleanor Spence , 1977 single work novel ; It Looks Different When You Get There Elisabeth MacIntyre , 1978 single work novel
Profound and Sensitive Belle Y. Alderman , 1978 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 July 1978; (p. 14)

— Review of A Candle for Saint Antony Eleanor Spence , 1977 single work novel
Untitled Millicent Jones , 1978 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Official Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 68 1978; (p. 45)

— Review of A Candle for Saint Antony Eleanor Spence , 1977 single work novel
Eleanor Spence : Observer of Family Life Walter McVitty , 1981 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Innocence and Experience : Essays on Contemporary Australian Children's Writers 1981; (p. 67-93)
The City: Multiculturalism and Other Urban Issues John Foster , E. J. Finnis , Maureen Nimon , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Children's Literature : An Exploration of Genre and Theme 1995; (p. 87-104)
Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 1978 1978 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Official Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 68 1978; (p. 2-4)
School : A Microcosm of the World Belle Y. Alderman , 1981 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , April no. 79 1981; (p. 5-11)
Belle Alderman looks at the school story as an important element in children's realistic fiction. Some Australian examples of the school story are included in the discussion.
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