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'For Charmian Clift, Greece was the Promised Land. In 1954 she and her husband, George Johnston, abandoned their sophisticated London existence and set off with two new typewriters and two small children to start a new life.

'In Mermaid Singing - written during the first miraculous year of discovery - she records the family's adaptation to the primitive sponge-diving island of Kalymnos.

'Peel Me a Lotus continues the exploration as Clift and Johnson buy a house on the island of Hydra, in the middle of the summer tourist trail. Clift's writing about Greece was undervalued at the time of first publication, because she wrote from a women's point of view and recorded the intimate details of daily life. It is exactly this quality which enables this classic to appeal to a new generation of readers.' (Publication summary)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney,: HarperCollins , 2001 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Mermaid Singing, Charmian Clift , 1956 single work autobiography

"In the 1950s Charmian Clift and her husband decided to escape the cold and routine of London for the warmth of the Greek island, Kalymnos. Far from the tourist trail, Kalymnos was bare and poor - an escape, but by no means paradise. Yet as the months went by, Clift and her family became part of the community. This book captures the essence of island life."

- Bookdepository.com

Peel Me a Lotus, Charmian Clift , 1959 single work autobiography humour

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney,: HarperCollins , 2001 .
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      Extent: 422p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 0732268869
    • Sydney South, South Sydney area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney,: HarperCollins , 2015 .
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      Extent: 1vp.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 March 2015
      ISBN: 9780732297510

Works about this Work

No Comfort in the Stars Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 232 2001; (p. 10-12)

— Review of Mermaid Singing [and] Peel Me a Lotus Charmian Clift 2001 selected work novel ; The Life and Myth of Charmian Clift Nadia Wheatley 2001 single work biography ; Charmian Clift : Selected Essays Charmian Clift 2001 selected work prose biography
In Short Debra Adelaide , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 July 2001; (p. 14)

— Review of Mermaid Singing [and] Peel Me a Lotus Charmian Clift 2001 selected work novel ; Willow Tree and Olive Irini Savvides 2001 single work novel
In Short Debra Adelaide , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 July 2001; (p. 14)

— Review of Mermaid Singing [and] Peel Me a Lotus Charmian Clift 2001 selected work novel ; Willow Tree and Olive Irini Savvides 2001 single work novel
No Comfort in the Stars Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 232 2001; (p. 10-12)

— Review of Mermaid Singing [and] Peel Me a Lotus Charmian Clift 2001 selected work novel ; The Life and Myth of Charmian Clift Nadia Wheatley 2001 single work biography ; Charmian Clift : Selected Essays Charmian Clift 2001 selected work prose biography
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