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Issue Details: First known date: 1933... vol. 5 no. 9 12 September 1933 of All About Books est. 1928 All About Books
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  • Cover photograph captioned: Arnold Bennett whose diaries are reviewed in this issue.
  • Editor's note under "Literary Society Reports" head: Ceylon and Its People - Disabilities of Australian Authors - New Drama League - The Ideal woman - The Novels of Hilda and Roy Bridges


* Contents derived from the 1933 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Some Interesting New Australian Books: A Reader's Notebook, Nettie Palmer , single work review
— Review of The Romantic Nineties A. W. Jose , 1933 selected work criticism essay ; Money Street John K. Ewers , 1933 single work novel ; The Sow's Ear Bernard Cronin , 1933 single work novel ; In Pursuit of Patrick Vera Gladys Dwyer , 1933 single work novel ; Outside Looking In Clive Turnbull , 1933 selected work poetry ; Lilacs out of the Dead Land Edgar Holt , 1932 selected work poetry ;
(p. 136-138)
Arnold Bennett, Ellen Terry and Others, George H. Cowling , single work review (p. 139-140)
The Melbourne Centenary, Ken Barratt , single work correspondence
Barratt responds to Palmer's question of the definition of an 'Australian author'.
(p. 142)
Important New Books On Russia, Nettie Palmer , single work review (p. 144)
Two First Novels, single work review
— Review of The Charge Is Murder! J. M. Spender , 1933 single work novel ;
(p. 144)
Best Sellers and A.B.A. Recommendations, single work column (p. 145)
Birthday Party To Mary Gilmore, single work column
Report of a birthday party held for Gilmore by the Fellowship including speeches by Mackaness, Mrs. W.H. Read and Florence Baverstock. Includes Gilmore's response and a list of entertainments.
(p. 146)
New Western Stories, single work column
Brief report of the 'Australasian' publication of a series of Westerns by Cassell & Co, new to that genre.
(p. 147)
Fellowship of Australian Writers [Meeting Report], Neil J. Myers , single work column
Includes Robertson's death, a list of books published by members and the agenda for a "Woman Writers' Evening" around the theme of the feminisation of modern literature.
(p. 148)
Disabilities of Australian Authors, Kenneth Batley , single work column
Batley reports on an address by Baume at the meeting of 22 August. Baume "deplored the present low standard of Australian writing, which was due to insufficient support and the absence of real incentive to work".
(p. 148)
Drama League of Australia (Victorian Branch) [Inaugural Meeting Report], Doris Hayball , single work column
Report of a meeting called by Booth to set the agenda for the League. Includes a list of attendees, six items for action and office bearers.
(p. 149)
Australian Literature Society [Meeting Report], Doris Hayball , single work column (p. 150)
The Free-Lance Club, Sydney [Meeting Report], Frederic Fitzgerald , single work column
This report includes the reading of several one act plays and Slessor on light verse.
(p. 150-151)
More Australian Publishing, Phil Grim , single work column
Grim praises N.S.W. Bookstall's efforts in promoting Australian literature and for also "catering for the market so abhorred by literary snobs".
(p. 151)
Two Light Novels, single work review
— Review of The Golden Witch Gavin Holt , 1933 single work novel ;
(p. 151)
Adam Lindsay Gordon Centenary Commemoration, single work column
Preparations for the celebration of the unveiling of Lindsay Gordon's tablet in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey.
(p. 151)

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