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'Margery Blandon was always a principled woman who found guidance from the wisdom of desktop calendars. She lived quietly in Gold Street, Brunswick for sixty years until events drove her to the 43rd floor of the Tropic Hotel. As she waits for the crowds in the atrium far below to disperse, she contemplates what went wrong; her best friend kept an astonishing secret from her and she can't trust the home help. It's possible her firstborn son has betrayed her, that her second son, Morris, might have committed a crime, her only daughter is trying to kill her and her dead sister Cecily helped her to this, her final downfall. Even worse, it seems Margery's life-long neighbour and enemy ­ now demented ­ always knew the truth.

'There Should be More Dancing is a story of Margery's reckonings on loyalty, grief and love.' (From the publisher's website.)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Vintage Australia , 2011 .
      Extent: 1v.p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 1 July 2011.
      ISBN: 9781864711929 (ebk.), 9781864711905 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Rosalie Ham : There Should be More Dancing Linda Funnell , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , March 2012;

— Review of There Should Be More Dancing Rosalie Ham , 2011 single work novel
The Age of Enlightenment Caroline Baum , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 September 2011; (p. 35)

— Review of There Should Be More Dancing Rosalie Ham , 2011 single work novel
Take Three : Fiction Veronica Sen , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 7 August 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of Two Greeks John Charalambous , 2011 single work novel ; There Should Be More Dancing Rosalie Ham , 2011 single work novel
The Pain Is Relative Rebecca Starford , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 23 July 2011; (p. 31)

— Review of There Should Be More Dancing Rosalie Ham , 2011 single work novel
Untitled Heather Dyer , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , June vol. 90 no. 9 2011; (p. 28)

— Review of There Should Be More Dancing Rosalie Ham , 2011 single work novel
Confessions of a Not So Merry Widow Thuy On , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25 -26 June 2011; (p. 20-21)

— Review of There Should Be More Dancing Rosalie Ham , 2011 single work novel
Sifting through Mixed Emotions Rosalie Ham , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 9-10 July 2011; (p. 22)

— Review of There Should Be More Dancing Rosalie Ham , 2011 single work novel
Untitled Heather Dyer , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , June vol. 90 no. 9 2011; (p. 28)

— Review of There Should Be More Dancing Rosalie Ham , 2011 single work novel
The Pain Is Relative Rebecca Starford , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 23 July 2011; (p. 31)

— Review of There Should Be More Dancing Rosalie Ham , 2011 single work novel
Take Three : Fiction Veronica Sen , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 7 August 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of Two Greeks John Charalambous , 2011 single work novel ; There Should Be More Dancing Rosalie Ham , 2011 single work novel
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