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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 A True Crime Writer of the Golden Age
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'Some of my favourite book finds have come into my hands not by word of mouth or reviews or prior knowledge but by cheer chance: the eccentric jewel suddenly spotted amongst the lucky-dip gimcrack of junk shop and school fete, car boot sale and charity shop shelf. And these days, very often in that virtual combination of all those venues, the Internet.' (Author's introduction, 152)

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    y separately published work icon Life, Literature, Legends : Collected Essays 1996-2011 Sophie Masson , Sydney : Quadrant Books , 2011 Z1853824 2011 selected work essay 'Written over a period of fifteen years, the essays in this collection showcase the adult non-fiction work of Sophie Masson, an author mostly for her novels for young people. A warmly human mosaic of stories, a sharp eye for nature, an eclectic love of literature, a clarity of expression, a deep immersion in myth and legend and a taste for the curious, unexpected and strange: these are some of the characteristics of the essays. Ranging freely over time, place, and themes as diverse as Melbourne ganglands, tyrants and sorcery, Russian history, French country life, children's books and the nature of faith, they offer imaginative and intriguing glimpses into worlds mostly out of the mainstream.' (Publisher's blurb)
    Sydney : Quadrant Books , 2011
    pg. 152-157
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