y Jack and Jill single work   novel   satire  
Issue Details: First known date: 1978... 1978 Jack and Jill
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'Jill and her dad are happy enough after her mother dies. Theirs is a simple life in the outback, far from the big city where a coathanger is being built across a sparkling harbour.

'Until Jack arrives at their door one evening, and steps inside to find the skinny, wild-looking child sitting with her grim-faced father. It's the start of all Jill's problems.

'"Absence makes the heart grow fonder," threatens Jack, as he marches off to war. And he's right, in a way—but this is no ordinary romance.

'Spanning the period from the Depression to the freewheeling '60s, Helen Hodgman's award-winning second book is a masterpiece, a twisted fairytale told with her characteristic dark wit.' (From the Penguin website.)

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  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Duckworth ,
      1978 .
      Extent: 111p.
      Note/s:
      • Dedication: For R.C.H
      ISBN: 0715613049
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1980 .
      Extent: 111p.
      ISBN: 0140055541
  • Appears in:
    y Blue Skies & Jack and Jill Helen Hodgman , Camden : Virago , 1989 Z422759 1989 selected work novel satire Camden : Virago , 1989
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2011 .
      Extent: 158p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 29 August 2011.
      ISBN: 9781921834370 (ebk.), 9781921758355 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

The Silver Age of Fiction Peter Pierce , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 70 no. 4 2011; (p. 110-115)

‘In human reckoning, Golden Ages are always already in the past. The Greek poet Hesiod, in Works and Days, posited Five Ages of Mankind: Golden, Silver, Bronze, Heroic and Iron (Ovid made do with four). Writing in the Romantic period, Thomas Love Peacock (author of such now almost forgotten novels as Nightmare Abbey, 1818) defined The Four Ages of Poetry (1820) in which their order was Iron, Gold, Silver and Bronze. To the Golden Age, in their archaic greatness, belonged Homer and Aeschylus. The Silver Age, following it, was less original, but nevertheless 'the age of civilised life'. The main issue of Peacock's thesis was the famous response that he elicited from his friend Shelley - Defence of Poetry (1821).’ (Publication abstract)

Untitled Penelope Debelle , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 15 October 2011; (p. 27)

— Review of Jack and Jill Helen Hodgman 1978 single work novel
Rainbow's End Mark Gomes , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 335 2011; (p. 47)

— Review of Jack and Jill Helen Hodgman 1978 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Lorien Kaye , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 3 September 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of Jack and Jill Helen Hodgman 1978 single work novel
Take Three : Fiction Ian McFarlane , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 28 August 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of Jack and Jill Helen Hodgman 1978 single work novel
Take Three : Fiction Ian McFarlane , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 28 August 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of Jack and Jill Helen Hodgman 1978 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Lorien Kaye , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 3 September 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of Jack and Jill Helen Hodgman 1978 single work novel
Rainbow's End Mark Gomes , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 335 2011; (p. 47)

— Review of Jack and Jill Helen Hodgman 1978 single work novel
Untitled Penelope Debelle , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 15 October 2011; (p. 27)

— Review of Jack and Jill Helen Hodgman 1978 single work novel
Small Things Laurie Clancy , 1979 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , August vol. 23 no. 8 1979; (p. 76)

— Review of Flight and Time D. E. Charlwood 1979 selected work short story ; Jack and Jill Helen Hodgman 1978 single work novel
The Silver Age of Fiction Peter Pierce , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 70 no. 4 2011; (p. 110-115)

‘In human reckoning, Golden Ages are always already in the past. The Greek poet Hesiod, in Works and Days, posited Five Ages of Mankind: Golden, Silver, Bronze, Heroic and Iron (Ovid made do with four). Writing in the Romantic period, Thomas Love Peacock (author of such now almost forgotten novels as Nightmare Abbey, 1818) defined The Four Ages of Poetry (1820) in which their order was Iron, Gold, Silver and Bronze. To the Golden Age, in their archaic greatness, belonged Homer and Aeschylus. The Silver Age, following it, was less original, but nevertheless 'the age of civilised life'. The main issue of Peacock's thesis was the famous response that he elicited from his friend Shelley - Defence of Poetry (1821).’ (Publication abstract)

Last amended 29 Aug 2011 16:56:57
Settings:
  • Australian Outback, Central Australia,
  • Weston, Abermain - Weston - Kurri Kurri area, Hunter Valley, Newcastle - Hunter Valley area, New South Wales,
  • c
    England,
    c
    c
    United Kingdom (UK),
    c
    Western Europe, Europe,
  • 1920s
  • 1930s
  • 1940s
  • 1950s
  • 1960s
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