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  • Author:agent Peter Rose http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/rose-peter
Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Roddy Parr
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'A witty, seductive and moving novel of a famous writer and his protégé Roddy Parr takes us into the luminous circle of a literary giant. It is a world of family intrigues, importunate fans -- and dark secrets. Roddy Parr is an outsider, an ambitious young man who has just completed his PhD on the legendary David Anthem - a writer regularly tipped to win the next Nobel Prize for Literature. Through his friendship with Anthem′s publisher, the dazzling svengali Julia Collis, Roddy joins the Anthem household as David′s secretary. Julia′s not-so-secret agenda is for him to become David′s biographer. Soon Roddy is indispensable, and finds his new status as insider increasingly addictive. Yet Anthem′s world is steeped in tragedy and its truths are not simple ones' (Publisher website).

Notes

  • Roddy Parr is set in the same social milleu as A Case of Knives (2005). Julia Collis, a fictional publisher, appears in both books.
  • Dedication: For Christopher Menz

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Fourth Estate , 2010 .
      Extent: 384p.
      ISBN: 9780732290276 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Chez Anthem Anthony Cummins , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 25 February no. 5630 2011; (p. 22)

— Review of Roddy Parr Peter Rose , 2010 single work novel
Fiction Shelley Meagher , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Summer no. 123 2010; (p. 63-65)

— Review of Roddy Parr Peter Rose , 2010 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 10 July 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of Roddy Parr Peter Rose , 2010 single work novel
Playful Seduction Felicity Plunkett , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 17 July 2010; (p. 23)

— Review of Roddy Parr Peter Rose , 2010 single work novel
A Study of Privilege Pitted with Poetic Gems Felicity Plunkett , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 July 2010; (p. 27)

— Review of Roddy Parr Peter Rose , 2010 single work novel
Biography's Burden Kevin Rabalais , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26-27 June 2010; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Roddy Parr Peter Rose , 2010 single work novel
[Review] Roddy Parr Joy Lawn , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , May/June vol. 89 no. 8 2010; (p. 37)

— Review of Roddy Parr Peter Rose , 2010 single work novel
Moral Dilemma Arises in a Glittering Unsettling World A. P. Riemer , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 July 2010; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Roddy Parr Peter Rose , 2010 single work novel
Jamesian Journey into Novelist's Soul Tegan Bennett Daylight , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 10-11 July 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of Roddy Parr Peter Rose , 2010 single work novel
Fiction Books Mary Philip , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 10 - 11 July 2010; (p. 22)

— Review of Roddy Parr Peter Rose , 2010 single work novel
The Fun of Fiction Jason Steger , 2010 single work biography
— Appears in: The Age , 17 July 2010; (p. 26-27) The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 July 2010; (p. 30-31)
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