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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Ludo
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'You know what Ludo means, don't you? It's Latin for I play. You can look it up if you don't believe me. Sometimes I think she chose it herself.

Sydney, 1961: Jockey McAuley is just looking for a little direction in life. On a fast track from high school to the old school, he stumbles into the notorious Phoenix affair, a netherworld of shady deals, half truths and men with more sides than a cut diamond.

And then there's Ludo. Glamorous, unattainable Ludo, playing everyone by her own rules. The game changes fast, and a wink and a nod can get a capable young man anything from a gun in the face to a fortune in his kick.

With sharp dialogue, vivid characters and shocking intrigue, Ludo tips its hat to classic crime noir as it brings to life the seedy world of Sydney in the 1960s.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Epigraph:

    Devil or angel, I can't make up my mind
    Which one you are I'd like to wake up and find
    Devil or angel dear, whichever you are
    I miss you, I miss you, I mi-i-iss you

    -Bobby Vee
  • Dedication:
    For Dot and Mort
    Mirabile dictu.

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Works about this Work

Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 6 August 2011; (p. 28)

— Review of The Brotherhood Y. A. Erskine , 2011 single work novel ; Ludo Boyd Anderson , 2011 single work novel
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 6 August 2011; (p. 28)

— Review of The Brotherhood Y. A. Erskine , 2011 single work novel ; Ludo Boyd Anderson , 2011 single work novel
Last amended 30 Jun 2011 11:31:48
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