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Issue Details: First known date: 1929... vol. 1 no. 11 21 October 1929 of All About Books est. 1928 All About Books
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  • In 'Novels I Think You Would Like to Read' MacFarlane recommends romances, mysteries, and a western including Moslem Jane by Norma Lorimer, Roper's Row by Warwick Deeping, and Himself and Mr. Raikes by W.B. Maxwell.
  • Includes a lengthy report of a paper given to the Shakespeare Society of New South Wales by Sydney Grammar Head Master H.S. Dettmann.
  • Phil Grim reviews Mary Hasting Bradley's Trailing the Tiger at length and Laurie Erskine's Fine Fellows. Banjo by Claude McKay is reviewed under the title 'Negro Literature'.
  • Mrs. F. Carr Rollett reviews four books that concern aspects of New Zealand history in 'Some Notes From New Zealand'.
  • Phil Grim recommends the novels of Donn Byrne and Jeffery Farnol.
  • 'Best-seller' lists from England, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand are included under the title 'What England and America are Reading'.
  • In the section 'New Novels for All Tastes', Will Craig, 'Jay', and G.W. Wicking briefly review non-Australian works of popular fiction.


* Contents derived from the 1929 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Australian Literature Society [Meeting Report], E. C. Davidson , single work column (p. 334, 364)
The Modern Short Story, Herbert Cullen , single work criticism
Cullen discusses short story collections from Europe and America then positions Australian short stories in a global context.
(p. 335-336)
A Reader's Notebook, Nettie Palmer , single work criticism (p. 337-338)
Australian Drama, John Quill , single work column (p. 344)
Pride and Prejudice Dramatised, E. C. Davidson , single work review
Davidson argues against adapting Pride and Prejudice for the stage in this review of Pride and Prejudice : A Play in Four Acts adapted by Eileen H.A. and J.C. Squire.
(p. 344)
An Australian Novel, Aidan De Brune , single work review
— Review of Sunset Hill 'Elizabeth Powell' , 1929 single work novel ;
(p. 344)
Some Views, News and Reviews, single work column (p. 349-350)
Where Are the Songs of Yesteryear?, William Craig , single work correspondence
Craig exhorts All About Books to pay more attention to Australian poetry.
(p. 350)
Annual Gordon Pilgrimage, single work column
Report of the Annual Pilgrimage to the grave of Adam Lindsay Gordon, 29 September, 1929.
(p. 350-351)
Arthur Russell, single work biography (p. 352)
New Books For Children, single work review
— Review of Bungoona : An Australian Story Arthur Russell , 1928 single work children's fiction ; Fairies and Fancies Ruth M. Bedford , 1929 single work poetry ;
(p. 358)
An Appreciation of Australian Literature, Geo. Ellingsen , single work criticism (p. 360)
Sister Novelists, E. Marsden , single work biography
Marsden details the writing careers of New Zealand sisters Olive and Ruth Ellison, particularly their successes in Australia.
(p. 361)
Pilgrimage to Henry Lawson's Grave, single work column
This is a report of The Henry Lawson Literary Society, Sydney's pilgrimage to Lawson's grave attended by 300 people on 1 September, 1929. Sawtell and Carter were the main speakers.
(p. 367)

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