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Issue Details: First known date: 1930... vol. 2 no. 4 19 April 1930 of All About Books est. 1928 All About Books
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  • Includes columns 'Hugh Walpole on the American Theatre', 'John Buchan, Actor' and 'Birmingham Repertory Theatre'.
  • In this issue the 'best seller lists' that were headed 'What England and America are Reading' appear under the new heading 'Compare the Reading Taste of England and America'.
  • Includes a transcript of 'Do Shakespeare Societies Perform a Useful Service?' the Presidential Address to The Shakespeare Society of New South Wales.


* Contents derived from the 1930 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Vance Palmer on the Australian Novel, K. G. (interviewer), single work interview (p. 87-88)
A Bookseller Talks Shop, W. E. Fuller , single work column humour (p. 91-92)
A Reader's Notebook, Nettie Palmer , single work review
In addition to her reviews Palmer comments at length on the re-issue of many war books and the success of London-based Queensland publishers Lindsay, Partridge and P.R. Stephenson.
(p. 91-92)
Novels I Think You Would Like to Read, S. M. MacFarlane , single work review
— Review of The Middle Parts of Fortune : Somme and Ancre, 1916 Frederic Manning , 1929 single work novel ;
(p. 94-95)
Visitors to New Zealand, Mrs. F. Carr Rollett , single work column
Rollett remarks on Lyttleton's fragility in light of 'the virility, indeed masculinity of her fiction'. Also mentioned here is a visit by journalist and Hollywood film writer Agnes Kerr Crawford.
(p. 97)
Some New Books Reviewed, Alan Fraser , single work review
— Review of The Middle Parts of Fortune : Somme and Ancre, 1916 Frederic Manning , 1929 single work novel ;
(p. 100, 102)
The Author of 'Her Privates We', single work column
Brief article confirming the identity of Private 19022.
(p. 102)
The Month's Murders and Those Who Commit Them, G. W. Wicking , S. M. MacFarlane , single work review
Three columns are gathered under this heading. The first is a reprint from Retail Bookseller by Mignon G. Eberharr titled 'Why Women Write Perfect Murder Mysteries'. Wicking and MacFarlane review a selection of murder mysteries.
(p. 104-105)
Society of Australian Authors [Meeting Report], single work column
Brief reports of Palmer's Bulletin Prize, MacLean's radio show, Dalziel's publication in America and Morris' departure for London.
(p. 110)
Henry Lawson and His Critics, J. C. Davies , single work criticism
Davies reports on Neild's address to The Henry Lawson Memorial and Literary Society of Footscray 19 March, 1930.
(p. 111)

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