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Is part of Meredith Trilogy George Johnston 1964 series - author (number 2 & 3 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1989... 1989 Clean Straw for Nothing [and] A Cartload of Clay
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Notes

  • Study notes available.
  • Other formats: Also e-book (A&R Classic 9781743099865)

Contents

* Contents derived from the North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney,: Collins , 1989 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Clean Straw for Nothing : A Novel, George Johnston , 1969 single work novel

'Set against the backdrop of a Greek island, Clean Straw for Nothing follows the story of successful war correspondent and retired journalist David Meredith as he abandons his career for a life in exile with his beautiful wife Cressida. Johnston focuses on the developing relationship between David and Cressida, exploring the complex and reflective character of David as he questions the nature of success, sexual tensions, expatriation and ill-health. The questions are almost entirely unanswerable and the freedom David craves nearly impossible.'

— publisher's website

A Cartload of Clay : A Novel, George Johnston , 1971 single work novel
* Contents derived from the 2001 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Clean Straw for Nothing : A Novel, George Johnston , 1969 single work novel

'Set against the backdrop of a Greek island, Clean Straw for Nothing follows the story of successful war correspondent and retired journalist David Meredith as he abandons his career for a life in exile with his beautiful wife Cressida. Johnston focuses on the developing relationship between David and Cressida, exploring the complex and reflective character of David as he questions the nature of success, sexual tensions, expatriation and ill-health. The questions are almost entirely unanswerable and the freedom David craves nearly impossible.'

— publisher's website

A Cartload of Clay : A Novel, George Johnston , 1971 single work novel
* Contents derived from the Sydney South, South Sydney area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney,: HarperCollins , 2013 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Clean Straw for Nothing : A Novel, George Johnston , 1969 single work novel

'Set against the backdrop of a Greek island, Clean Straw for Nothing follows the story of successful war correspondent and retired journalist David Meredith as he abandons his career for a life in exile with his beautiful wife Cressida. Johnston focuses on the developing relationship between David and Cressida, exploring the complex and reflective character of David as he questions the nature of success, sexual tensions, expatriation and ill-health. The questions are almost entirely unanswerable and the freedom David craves nearly impossible.'

— publisher's website

A Cartload of Clay : A Novel, George Johnston , 1971 single work novel

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

'Classic' Reissues Elizabeth Webby , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 232 2001; (p. 44-45)

— Review of Henry Lawson : Selected Stories Henry Lawson 2001 selected work short story ; Wild Cat Falling Colin Johnson 1965 single work novel ; The Pea Pickers Eve Langley 1942 single work novel ; Ride on Stranger Kylie Tennant 1943 single work novel ; Come in Spinner Florence James Dymphna Cusack 1951 single work novel ; My Brilliant Career Miles Franklin 1901 single work novel ; The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith Thomas Keneally 1972 single work novel ; Clean Straw for Nothing [and] A Cartload of Clay George Johnston 1989 selected work novel
'Classic' Reissues Elizabeth Webby , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 232 2001; (p. 44-45)

— Review of Henry Lawson : Selected Stories Henry Lawson 2001 selected work short story ; Wild Cat Falling Colin Johnson 1965 single work novel ; The Pea Pickers Eve Langley 1942 single work novel ; Ride on Stranger Kylie Tennant 1943 single work novel ; Come in Spinner Florence James Dymphna Cusack 1951 single work novel ; My Brilliant Career Miles Franklin 1901 single work novel ; The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith Thomas Keneally 1972 single work novel ; Clean Straw for Nothing [and] A Cartload of Clay George Johnston 1989 selected work novel
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