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Issue Details: First known date: 1930... vol. 2 no. 8 18 August 1930 of All About Books est. 1928 All About Books
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  • Includes a Notice of a drop in price from sixpence to threepence per issue in an attempt to attract more subscribers.
  • 'A Bookseller Talks Shop' makes mention of Wodehouse's Summer Lightning, All Quiet on the Western Front and other war literature, The Scalet Pimpernel Omnibus, and The Forsyte Saga.
  • 'Novels I Think You Would Like to Read' includes reviews of, amongst others, A.P. Herbert's The Water Gypsies, Hilda Vaughan's Her Father's House, Godfrey Elton's The Stranger and The Redemption of Morley Darville by Stephen McKenna.
  • Includes a call for entries into the Fellowship of Australian Writers' short story competition.


* Contents derived from the 1930 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Australian Literature Society [Meeting Report], single work column adventure
Palmer denies the rumour that Franklin is Brent of Bin-Bin, Leckie reviews A Touch of Silk and Derham concludes that women 'are not natural artists'.
(p. 198)
The Elizabethan Woman - and Romantic Love, Francis Jackson , single work criticism (p. 199-201)
A Good Australian Novel, Alan Fraser , single work review
— Review of Men Are Human Vance Palmer , 1930 single work novel ;
(p. 201)
A Reader's Notebook, Nettie Palmer , single work review
— Review of Haxby's Circus : The Lightest, Brightest Little Show on Earth Katharine Susannah Prichard , 1930 single work novel ; Book List Australia : A Selection of Books Concerning Australia Kathleen Ussher , 1930 single work bibliography ;
(p. 204-205)
Two More Australian Novels, single work review
— Review of The Vanishing Horsemen A. E. Yarra , 1930 single work novel ; The Black Ghost J. M. Walsh , 1929 single work novel ;
(p. 207)
Phil Grim Queries Our Policy in Reviewing, Phil Grim , single work review
Grim prefaces his reviews with doubts about the value of the editorial policy of All About Books to publish reviews of as many books as possible.
(p. 208-209)
Best Sellers; and Why, single work column
A short column on the best sellers in the Australian book market of 1930. Highlighted are two books by Australian authors - Mary Gilmore's The Wild Swan : Poems and Vance Palmer's Men Are Human. A list is included of Best Sellers in England, Best Sellers in the U.S.A. and the A.B.A.N.Z. List of the best selling general literature, novels of literary merit and novels for popular reading in the Australian and New Zealand market.
(p. 218)
Australian Drama Competition, single work column (p. 222-223)
J. K. McDougall: Australian Poet, Politician and Democrat, J. C. Davies , single work column
A summary of a talk given by Mr J. Bergin to the Henry Lawson Memorial and Literary Society of Footscray on 16 July 1930.
(p. 223)

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