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Issue Details: First known date: 1930... vol. 2 no. 10 17 October 1930 of All About Books est. 1928 All About Books
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  • The column 'Notes on Best Sellers' accompanies the 'best seller' lists from England and America and the Australian and New Zealand list.
  • The Society of Australian Authors report includes brief mention of greetings from Jack McLaren and J.M. Walsh in letters from Myra Morris in London.
  • Includes a brief announcement of the simultaneous publication in England and America of Vance Palmer's The Passage.


* 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
Brief report of the September meeting of the Society. Lavater reviewed The Wild Swan and Knocking Round, Hayball reviewed The Book of Beauty and McKellar The Singing Gold. Leckie's motion to appoint a sub-committee to 'establish a standard' for Australian literature was sent to committee.
(p. 250)
Professor Cowling on Modern Novels, George H. Cowling , single work criticism (p. 251-252)
More About North Australia, single work review
— Review of Far-North Memories : Being the Account of Ten Years Spent on the Diamond-Drills, and of Things that Happened in Those Days J. S. Litchfield , 1930 single work autobiography ;
(p. 252)
The Magic Pudding, single work review
— Review of The Magic Pudding : Being the Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and His Friends Bill Barnacle and Sam Sawnoff Norman Lindsay , 1918 single work children's fiction ;
(p. 252)
A Reader's Notebook, Nettie Palmer , single work review
Palmer reviews M.M. Bennett's The Australian Aboriginal as a Human Being.
(p. 253-254)
Sir Archibald Strong, Lydia B. Zammit , single work biography (p. 255-256)
Pilgrimage to Gordon's Grave, single work column (p. 256)
Books for the Blind, M. H. C. , single work column
Outlines the function of the library of the blind. Includes a request for volunteers and funds.
(p. 261)
'Redheap' Banned from Ireland, single work column (p. 261)
Novels I Think You Would Like to Read, S. M. MacFarlane , single work review
— Review of Earth Battle Dorothy Cottrell , 1930 single work novel ;
(p. 265, 267)
A Queensland Epic, S. M. MacFarlane , single work review
— Review of Earth Battle Dorothy Cottrell , 1930 single work novel ;
(p. 266)
A Bookseller Talks Shop, single work prose humour (p. 271-272)
The Tax on Books, A Bookseller , single work correspondence
A bookseller gives a detailed breakdown of the extra duties paid on a recent consignment of books.
(p. 272)
Henry Lawson : Pilgrimage to His Grave, single work column (p. 273)
The Free-Lance Club, Sydney [Meeting Report], Jean Wedderspoon , single work column
Wedderspoon reports on Mann's address on freeleance writing in Australia.
(p. 274)
Four Australian Plays, single work column (p. 277)
Adam Lindsay Gordon, J. C. Davies , single work column (p. 277)

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