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'Unaccountable Hours is a collection of three novellas that follow the fortunes of a maker of musical instruments, the ethical dilemma of a biologist and birdwatcher, and the romantic friendship between a young man and an aged woman - all firmly set in and defined by the Australian landscape. In 'The Luthier', musician Alton Freeman devotes his life to crafting a violin that will reproduce the perfect sound of Bach's Partitas and Sonatas, as played by his idol, musician Monica Erica Grenbaum. 'Ethical Man' follows the biologist and birdwatcher Bartholomew Milner, who lives stringently according to his "Milner's Ethic", and is put to the ultimate ethical test whilst on a research expedition in the Australian outback. 'Like Water', tells the story of an unlikely friendship and subsequent romance that develops between two kindred spirits, Matthew and Beatrice - two soulmates born generations apart.'

Source: NewSouthBooks website, http://www.newsouthbooks.com.au/
Sighted: 06/12/2011

Notes

  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Crawley, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,:UWA Publishing , 2012 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Luthier, Stephen Scourfield , 2012 single work novella
'Musician Alton Freeman devotes his life to crafting a violin that will reproduce the perfect sound of Bach's Partitas and Sonatas, as played by his idol, musician Monica Erica Grenbaum'.

Source: NewSouthBooks website,http://www.newsouthbooks.com.au/
Sighted: 06/12/2011
(p. 1-111)
Ethical Man, Stephen Scourfield , 2012 single work novella

'"Ethical Man"' follows the biologist and birdwatcher Bartholomew Milner, who lives stringently according to his "Milner's Ethic", and is put to the ultimate ethical test whilst on a research expedition in the Australian outback.'

Source: NewSouthBooks website, http://www.newsouthbooks.com.au/
Sighted: 06/12/2011

(p. 113-234)
Like Water, Stephen Scourfield , 2012 single work novella

'"Like Water" tells the story of an unlikely friendship and subsequent romance that develops between two kindred spirits, Matthew and Beatrice - two soulmates born generations apart.'

Source: NewSouthBooks website, http://www.newsouthbooks.com.au/
Sighted: 06/12/2011

(p. 237-338)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crawley, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: UWA Publishing , 2012 .
      person or book cover
      Image courtesy of UWA Press.
      Extent: 342p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 15 February 2012.
      ISBN: 9781742583884 (hbk.)

Works about this Work

The Lives of Three Saints Lucas Smith , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , May-July no. 4 2012;

— Review of Unaccountable Hours : Three Novellas Stephen Scourfield , 2012 selected work novella
Weight of It All Elena Gomez , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 340 2012; (p. 44)

— Review of Unaccountable Hours : Three Novellas Stephen Scourfield , 2012 selected work novella
Pick of the Week Cameron Woodhead , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 24 March 2012; (p. 30)

— Review of Unaccountable Hours : Three Novellas Stephen Scourfield , 2012 selected work novella
Intelligent Design Ian McFarlane , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 11 February 2012; (p. 25)

— Review of Unaccountable Hours : Three Novellas Stephen Scourfield , 2012 selected work novella
Untitled Max Oliver , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , Summer 2011/12 vol. 91 no. 6 2011; (p. 34)

— Review of Unaccountable Hours : Three Novellas Stephen Scourfield , 2012 selected work novella
Untitled Max Oliver , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , Summer 2011/12 vol. 91 no. 6 2011; (p. 34)

— Review of Unaccountable Hours : Three Novellas Stephen Scourfield , 2012 selected work novella
Intelligent Design Ian McFarlane , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 11 February 2012; (p. 25)

— Review of Unaccountable Hours : Three Novellas Stephen Scourfield , 2012 selected work novella
Pick of the Week Cameron Woodhead , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 24 March 2012; (p. 30)

— Review of Unaccountable Hours : Three Novellas Stephen Scourfield , 2012 selected work novella
Weight of It All Elena Gomez , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 340 2012; (p. 44)

— Review of Unaccountable Hours : Three Novellas Stephen Scourfield , 2012 selected work novella
The Lives of Three Saints Lucas Smith , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , May-July no. 4 2012;

— Review of Unaccountable Hours : Three Novellas Stephen Scourfield , 2012 selected work novella
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