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Issue Details: First known date: 1931... vol. 3 no. 1 19 January 1931 of All About Books est. 1928 All About Books
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  • The cover of this issue carries a photograph of English writer Francis Brett Young.
  • Includes the interview 'Walter Deeping Talks of His Craft' and 'Low's Cartoons' by Ellen Wilkinson, M.P. about the 'Australian, NZ' cartoonist David Low.
  • Includes the regular column 'A Bookseller Talks Shop', W. E. Fuller's humourous reviews of detective fiction by Dorothy Sayers, Agatha Christie and J. J. Connington and John Van Druten's A Woman on Her Way.
  • Includes a lengthy correspondence 'Is This A Great War Book?' from reader Norman K. Scott about war literature, in particular Edwin Dwinger's The Army Behind Barbed Wire and a lengthy review of Liaison, 1914 by Brigadier-General E. L. Spears.
  • MacFarlane reviews Noah Elstein's Plight of Pertz, Denis Mackail's The Young Livingstones, Beggar's Choice by Patricia Wentworth and Lothrop Stoddard's The Story of Youth.
  • Include's Hugh walpole's selection 'Great Books of 1930'. Editor's note: Hugh Walpole Praises English Novels and Criticises French, German and American Writers.
  • Contains warnings that book prices given will have risen since the review was written.
  • Also includes the columns 'Mystery, Adventure and Wild West' and 'New Books Received' a list of new titles, each with a one-sentence synopsis.


* Contents derived from the 1931 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
A Reader's Notebook, Nettie Palmer , single work review (p. 2-3)
Sylvia Beach's Bookshop, Vance Palmer , single work prose travel (p. 6)
Some New Books Reviewed, Alan Fraser , single work review
— Review of The Prince of Pickpockets : A Study of George Barrington Who Left His Country For His Country's Good Richard Stanton Lambert , 1930 single work biography ;
(p. 8-9)
New and Notes, single work column (p. 10)
What the World is Reading, single work column (p. 14)
The Last Enemy - A Play, E. C. Davidson , single work review
— Review of The Last Enemy : A Play in Three Acts and Seven Scenes Frank Harvey , 1930 single work drama ;
(p. 17)
Some New Novels Compared, Nettie Palmer , single work criticism
Palmer illustrates the 'elasticity' of the term 'novel'.
(p. 18)
Mary Shearer Comes Home, E. C. Davidson , single work short story (p. 26-27)
Alexander Gordon Steven, J. C. Davies , Hilda A. Steven , single work biography (p. 28-29)
Beautiful Brisbane, E. Colclough , single work column (p. 29)
Society of Australian Authors [Annual Report], single work column (p. 30)
Australian Literature Society [Meeting Report], single work column (p. 31)
The Making of an Anthology, single work column (p. 31)

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