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Issue Details: First known date: 1935... vol. 7 no. 12 3 December 1935 of All About Books est. 1928 All About Books
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  • Pencil sketch on cover captioned: Capt. C. H. Peters, M.C., whose weekly broadcast, "Talks on Books, Wise and Otherwise," from 3LO, have been a feature for the past ten years.
  • Includes "Craftmanship - How a Novel is Built Up", an interview with Francis Brett Young.
  • Also includes a two-page spread advertising Gordon & Gotch Christmas annuals. Includes sketches of the covers of many of the titles.
  • Also includes "Outstanding Religious Books of the Year".


* Contents derived from the 1935 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Reading Detective Stories, single work criticism
Quotes R.B. Marriot in the London Era on American and English reading habits. Includes speculation on the amount of detective fiction read by Australians.
(p. 196)
Some Interesting New Biographies & Travel Books, single work review
— Review of She Travelled Alone in Spain Nina Murdoch , 1935 single work prose ;
(p. 197-198)
A Bookman's Christmas Letter to Young People, The Bookman , single work review
— Review of Wings Above Billabong Mary Grant Bruce , 1935 single work children's fiction ; Sandy Ann Shead , 1935 single work children's fiction ;

These reviews are in the form of a letter to the "Dear Young People" recommending books for Christmas. Titles also include Pricess Elizabeth Gift Book, Chums, The Girls Own Annual and Modern Boy.

(p. 200, 202)
A Bookseller Writes About New Novels, single work review
A wide-ranging set of recommendations divided into "good prose", "popular good novels", "popular light novels" and "romance and adventure". Most books recommended are not Australian but the author gives insight into their popularity with book buyers.
(p. 212-215)
Some Australian Books, single work criticism
An annotated list of Australian works from 1934/5, "a prolific [year] for publishing in Australia".
(p. 220-221)
A Letter From London, Nettie Palmer , single work correspondence
Palmer gives an overview of Simpkin and Marshall's October catalogue and Discusses the work of Dorothy Richardson.
(p. 222)
Australian Literature Society [Meeting Report], F. G. G. Hynes , single work column
Beeby delivers an address on "Modern Trends in Literature".
(p. 223)

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