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Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 The Unexpected Elements of Love
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Janet's a TV weather presenter. Sometimes she'll admit to liking the adrenalin and modest celebrity of the nightly news ... But now the weather seems to be invading her home. Her young son, Harry, is increasingly terrified by storms ... and her husband complains that their marriage is slowly drying up. Roy is scared of the weather, too. An acclaimed sculptor and father of Janet's oldest friend, he is working on the biggest commission of his life. When he feels the first splinterings of dementia he knows the creation will be his last. - Back cover

Notes

  • Dedication: To my mother, Alison, who never grew old.

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia:

    Type of disability Autism, dementia.
    Type of character Primary and secondary.
    Point of view Third person (alternating POVs).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 2006 .
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      Extent: 249p.
      ISBN: 0670070335, 9780670070336
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2007 .
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      Note/s:
      • Ebook release.
      • Published 3 September 2007.

Works about this Work

The Year's Work in Fiction Anthony J. Hassall , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 52 no. 2007; (p. 187-199)

— Review of The Best Australian Stories 2006 2006 anthology short story extract ; Love Without Hope Rodney Hall , 2007 single work novel ; India Vik Liz Gallois , 2006 selected work short story ; Glass Adriana Moya Ellis , 2006 selected work short story ; The Unknown Terrorist Richard Flanagan , 2006 single work novel ; The Unexpected Elements of Love Kate Legge , 2006 single work novel ; Nights in the Asylum Carol Lefevre , 2007 single work novel ; The American Brother Manfred Jurgensen , 2007 single work novel ; Sorry Gail Jones , 2007 single work novel ; Swallow the Air Tara June Winch , 2003 selected work short story ; The Gospel of Gods and Crocodiles Elizabeth Stead , 2007 single work novel ; Careless Deborah Robertson , 2006 single work novel ; Feather Man Rhyll McMaster , 2007 single work novel ; Carpentaria Alexis Wright , 2006 single work novel
Histories of the Present Rachael Weaver , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 187 2007; (p. 81-85)

— Review of The Unknown Terrorist Richard Flanagan , 2006 single work novel ; Dreams of Speaking Gail Jones , 2006 single work novel ; Underground Andrew McGahan , 2006 single work novel ; The Unexpected Elements of Love Kate Legge , 2006 single work novel
From Journalism to Fiction - How Different Is It? Kate Legge , 2007 single work prose
— Appears in: The Sydney Papers , Summer vol. 19 no. 1 2007; (p. 34-42)
Truly? Madly? Deeply? James Ley , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , April vol. 66 no. 1 2007; (p. 19-26)

— Review of Love Without Hope Rodney Hall , 2007 single work novel ; The Unexpected Elements of Love Kate Legge , 2006 single work novel
Books Fiction Barbara Baker , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 26 - 27 August 2006; (p. 26)

— Review of The Unexpected Elements of Love Kate Legge , 2006 single work novel
Untitled Annelise Balsamo , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 86 no. 1 2006; (p. 51)

— Review of The Unexpected Elements of Love Kate Legge , 2006 single work novel
A World of Worries Katharine England , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 29 July 2006; (p. 10)

— Review of The Unexpected Elements of Love Kate Legge , 2006 single work novel
Rumbles of Uncertainty but No Spark Nicola Walker , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12-13 August 2006; (p. 35)

— Review of The Unexpected Elements of Love Kate Legge , 2006 single work novel
Partnering and Parenting Natasha Cica , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 12-13 August 2006; (p. 13)

— Review of The Unexpected Elements of Love Kate Legge , 2006 single work novel ; The Island of Four Rivers Christopher Morgan , 2006 single work novel
The Female Unique Anne Susskind , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 29 August vol. 124 no. 6535 2006; (p. 66-67)

— Review of The Unexpected Elements of Love Kate Legge , 2006 single work novel ; Cleanskin Gay Lynch , 2006 single work novel ; Border Street Suzanne Leal , 2006 single work novel
Dreams to Novel Ways Andree Stephens , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 July 2006; (p. 4-5)
Dispatches from the Reviewing Front... Stephen Matchett , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , September vol. 1 no. 1 2006; (p. 30)
Using reviews of Paul Barry's Spun Out and Kate Legge's The Unexpected Elements of Love, Matchett comments on the effectiveness of reviewers. He concludes that 'the best reviewers do not play to their prejudices, nor do they pander to their pals. They do not just summarise or sermonise and while they should always strive to be polite, they certainly do not confine their comments to the genteel.'
From Journalism to Fiction - How Different Is It? Kate Legge , 2007 single work prose
— Appears in: The Sydney Papers , Summer vol. 19 no. 1 2007; (p. 34-42)
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