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Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 Lady Spy, Gentleman Explorer : The Life of Herbert Dyce Murphy : The Most Extraordinary Australian You've Never Heard Of
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House Australia , 2001 .
      Extent: xiv, 401 p. [8] p. of platesp.
      Description: illus., ports.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography
      ISBN: 1740510240
Alternative title: Lady Spy, Gentleman Explorer: The Double Life of Herbert Dyce Murphy
    • Paddington, Kings Cross area, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Jane Curry Publishing , 2005 .
      Extent: xiv, 407 p., [8] p. of platesp.
      Edition info: Rev. ed.
      Description: illus., ports.
      Note/s:
      • Includes index and bibliography
      ISBN: 1920727108

Works about this Work

The Secret Life of Spies and Novelists : Herbert Dyce Murphy and Patrick White Bruce Bennett , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , vol. 2 no. 2010;
'This article considers the 'secret life' of two Australians who worked for brief periods in intelligence and transmuted aspects of their experience in stories they subsequently told. Herbert Dyce Murphy's depictions of himself as a 'lady spy' in Europe in the early 1900s came to influence Australia's premier novelist Patrick White in the characterisation of his homosexual protagonist in White's novel The Twyborn Affair (1979). For Dyce Murphy and White, as for W H Auden and others, the image of the spy held maginative appeal as a way of projecting the necessary disguises, subterfuges and possibilities that a life of secrecy entailed.' (Author's abstract)
The Secret Life of Spies and Novelists : Herbert Dyce Murphy and Patrick White Bruce Bennett , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies , vol. 2 no. 2010;
'This article considers the 'secret life' of two Australians who worked for brief periods in intelligence and transmuted aspects of their experience in stories they subsequently told. Herbert Dyce Murphy's depictions of himself as a 'lady spy' in Europe in the early 1900s came to influence Australia's premier novelist Patrick White in the characterisation of his homosexual protagonist in White's novel The Twyborn Affair (1979). For Dyce Murphy and White, as for W H Auden and others, the image of the spy held maginative appeal as a way of projecting the necessary disguises, subterfuges and possibilities that a life of secrecy entailed.' (Author's abstract)
Last amended 26 Jul 2005 11:17:00
Subjects:
  • Antarctica,
  • Victoria,
  • Arctic,
  • Europe,
  • Oxford, Oxfordshire,
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    England,
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    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
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