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Issue Details: First known date: 1930... vol. 2 no. 12 5 December 1930 of All About Books est. 1928 All About Books
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  • Also includes Mrs. F. Carr Rollett's selection of Notable New Zealand Books of the Year.
  • In 'Some New Books Reviewed' Fraser concentrates on the British Christmas releases.


* Contents derived from the 1930 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Authors Who Make Us Laugh, Alan Fraser , single work criticism
Fraser responds to the suggestion by Gerald Gould of the London Observer that 'most of the interesting literature in the world is sombre and serious'.
(p. 305-306)
Australian Books of 1930, Nettie Palmer , single work review
— Review of The Gully and Other Verses Furnley Maurice , 1929 selected work poetry ; The Wild Swan : Poems Mary Gilmore , 1930 selected work poetry ; Queensland Poets Henry Arthur Kellow , 1930 single work criticism ; The Fortunes of Richard Mahony : Comprising Australia Felix, The Way Home, Ultima Thule Henry Handel Richardson , 1930 selected work novel ; Ten Creeks Run : A Tale of the Horse and Cattle Stations of the Murrumbidgee Brent of Bin Bin , 1930 single work novel ; Men Are Human Vance Palmer , 1930 single work novel ; Haxby's Circus : The Lightest, Brightest Little Show on Earth Katharine Susannah Prichard , 1930 single work novel ; Redheap Norman Lindsay , 1930 single work novel ; The Difficult Art Georgia Rivers , 1930 single work novel ; Negrohead Roy Bridges , 1929 single work novel ; Earth Battle Dorothy Cottrell , 1930 single work novel ; Huon Belle : A Novel Isabel Dick , 1930 single work novel ; Only the Morning John Dalley , 1930 single work novel ; An Outline of Australian Literature H. M. Green , 1930 single work criticism ; Souvenirs d'une Parisienne aux Antipodes Marie Rousselet Niau , 1930 single work autobiography ; Knocking Round J. Le Gay Brereton , 1930 selected work criticism biography autobiography prose essay short story ; The Kitchen Table : A Play in One Act Vida Lenox , 1930 single work drama ;
(p. 307-310)
Untitled, Nettie Palmer , single work review
— Review of Earth Battle Dorothy Cottrell , 1930 single work novel ;
(p. 309)
The Strange People, Jack McLaren , single work short story satire
The narrator finds a former Australian actor, now controlled by the characters he played, living in a remote village in Papua New Guinea.
(p. 311, 315)
The Omnibus Development, Phil Grim , single work prose (p. 316)
What the World is Reading, single work column (p. 318)
Choosing Books for Children, single work column (p. 320, 322)
A New Zealand Anthology, Nettie Palmer , single work review (p. 324)
A Summary of the Best New Books, single work column
This column is written 'as a bookseller selecting books for different types of readers rather than as a literary critic'. It is divided into the sections: 'Novels of Literary Merit', 'Popular Good Stories' and 'General Literature'. Its emphasis is not Australian literature.
(p. 325-329)
More Good New Novels, single work review
— Review of Exit Simeon Hex J. M. Walsh , 1930 single work novel ;
(p. 335)
Vance Palmer's Great Novel, Elsie Clarice Cole , single work review
— Review of The Passage Vance Palmer , 1930 single work novel ;
(p. 336-337, 339)
An Essayist at Large, Nettie Palmer , single work review
— Review of Speaking Personally Walter Murdoch , 1930 selected work essay ;
(p. 338-339)

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