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'In Australia, in 1967, four children tell a lie to get out of trouble. As a result, an immigrant worker is wrongly accused of a crime with horrific repercussions.' (Trove record)

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    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2011 .
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      Extent: 321p.
      ISBN: 9781742376707 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

The Silver Age of Fiction Peter Pierce , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 70 no. 4 2011; (p. 110-115)

‘In human reckoning, Golden Ages are always already in the past. The Greek poet Hesiod, in Works and Days, posited Five Ages of Mankind: Golden, Silver, Bronze, Heroic and Iron (Ovid made do with four). Writing in the Romantic period, Thomas Love Peacock (author of such now almost forgotten novels as Nightmare Abbey, 1818) defined The Four Ages of Poetry (1820) in which their order was Iron, Gold, Silver and Bronze. To the Golden Age, in their archaic greatness, belonged Homer and Aeschylus. The Silver Age, following it, was less original, but nevertheless 'the age of civilised life'. The main issue of Peacock's thesis was the famous response that he elicited from his friend Shelley - Defence of Poetry (1821).’ (Publication abstract)

Off the Shelf : Fiction Dianne Dempsey , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 24 September 2011; (p. 34)

— Review of Watch out for Me Sylvia Johnson , 2011 single work novel
Review: Fiction Caroline Gardam , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24 - 25 September 2011; (p. 20)

— Review of Watch out for Me Sylvia Johnson , 2011 single work novel
Untitled Hannah Francis , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 91 no. 2 2011; (p. 31)

— Review of Watch out for Me Sylvia Johnson , 2011 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 September 2011; (p. 36)

— Review of Watch out for Me Sylvia Johnson , 2011 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 September 2011; (p. 36)

— Review of Watch out for Me Sylvia Johnson , 2011 single work novel
Untitled Hannah Francis , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 91 no. 2 2011; (p. 31)

— Review of Watch out for Me Sylvia Johnson , 2011 single work novel
Review: Fiction Caroline Gardam , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24 - 25 September 2011; (p. 20)

— Review of Watch out for Me Sylvia Johnson , 2011 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Dianne Dempsey , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 24 September 2011; (p. 34)

— Review of Watch out for Me Sylvia Johnson , 2011 single work novel
The Silver Age of Fiction Peter Pierce , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 70 no. 4 2011; (p. 110-115)

‘In human reckoning, Golden Ages are always already in the past. The Greek poet Hesiod, in Works and Days, posited Five Ages of Mankind: Golden, Silver, Bronze, Heroic and Iron (Ovid made do with four). Writing in the Romantic period, Thomas Love Peacock (author of such now almost forgotten novels as Nightmare Abbey, 1818) defined The Four Ages of Poetry (1820) in which their order was Iron, Gold, Silver and Bronze. To the Golden Age, in their archaic greatness, belonged Homer and Aeschylus. The Silver Age, following it, was less original, but nevertheless 'the age of civilised life'. The main issue of Peacock's thesis was the famous response that he elicited from his friend Shelley - Defence of Poetry (1821).’ (Publication abstract)

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