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Issue Details: First known date: 1929... vol. 1 no. 9 20 August 1929 of All About Books est. 1928 All About Books
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  • Includes 'Literature in New Zealand : Some Poets' by Alan Mulgan. Second in the series begun in All About Books Volume 1, Number 8.
  • Inludes a review of The Turn of the Wheel by P.G.H. Fender describing the most recent Test cricket series between Australia and England.
  • This issue 'Novels I Think You Should Read' reviews mystery and romance novels from Canada, England and America.
  • 'Some Views, News and Reviews' also includes reviews of Brunning's Australian Gardener, Wren's Beau, Fixation of Wages in Australia by George Anderson and Australian Aboriginal Art, the booklet issued in connection with an exhibition at the National Museum.
  • 'Some Notable New Books' contains brief reviews of scholarly works. Also includes 'A Bunch of New Novels' - a page of brief reviews of American and English novels by Rose Nuttall.
  • 'Best-seller' lists from England, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand are included under the title 'What England and America are Reading'.
  • Includes 'Hoax or Autobiography' a report on the speculation surrounding the authenticity of Joan Lowell's Child of the Deep ( published as Cradle of the Deep in America).
  • Also included in 'Some Views, News and Reviews' the announcement of The Montforts as the 1928 Gold Medal for Best Australian Novel and the announcement of net profits for The Amalgamated Press, Ltd., London. This column also includes correspondence relating to war literature.
  • Also includes reports of other Literary Society meetings.


* Contents derived from the 1929 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
War Novels, Vernon Knowles , single work column
Knowles gives an overview of non-Australian novels that 'explore and analyse' World War I.
(p. 269-271)
A Reader's Notebook, Nettie Palmer , single work review
— Review of A House Is Built M. Barnard Eldershaw , 1929 single work novel ; Le Jardin des Coraux Paul Wenz , 1929 single work novel ; Falmouth For Orders : the story of the last clipper ship race around Cape Horn Alan Villiers , 1929 single work non-fiction ; Im Westen nichts Neues Erich Maria Remarque , 1929 single work novel ;
(p. 272-273)
Shakespeare as a Psychologist, J. Alexander Gunn , single work criticism (p. 276)
A House is Built, single work prose
— Review of A House Is Built M. Barnard Eldershaw , 1929 single work novel ;
Describes the collaboration process between Barnard and Eldershaw. Includes photographs of both authors.
(p. 277)
Reviews, E. C. Davidson , single work review
Davidson reviews the published plays Easter by John Masefield and The Pension by M.J.J. MacKeown.
(p. 280-281)
Gerald Gould Praises 'Coonardoo', single work review
— Review of Coonardoo : The Well in the Shadow Katharine Susannah Prichard , 1928 single work novel ;
(p. 282)
'Times Literary Supplement' Praises C.R. Jury, single work review
— Review of Love and the Virgins C. R. Jury , 1929 single work drama ;
(p. 283)
New Australian Literary Paper, single work column
Brief announcement of the new literary quarterly.
(p. 284)
The 'Age' Space Rates, Freelance , single work correspondence (p. 284)
New Australian Comedy, single work review
— Review of Pleston's Experiment Cecil Finn Tucker , 1929 single work drama ;
(p. 285)
The Man from Cuba, S. F. A. Coles , single work short story adventure
Travelers from many countries pass the time during a storm on a trip from Wellington to Sydney.
(p. 288-289)
More New Novels, William Craig , single work review (p. 292)
Imagination in Bookselling, Edward A. Vidler , single work column
Vidler emphasises the importance of employing knowledgable staff (bookmen).
(p. 296)
The Elusiveness of Walter De La Mare, Vernon Knowles , single work review
Review of Walter De La Mare : A Critical Study by Forrest Reid.
(p. 298)
The Australian Literature Society [Meeting Report], Hattie M. Leckie , single work column
Leckie reports on the debate 'Australia is Lacking in a Background to Inspire Romantic Writing' lead by Mrs. W. H. Craig and Mrs. J. A. Newell on the Society's 'Women's Night', July, 1929.
(p. 298)

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