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The Life and Myth of Charmian Clift

The Life and Myth of Charmian Clift (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Wheatley, Nadia

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This is a biography of Charmian Clift, one of Australia's most charismatic and misunderstood writers. Clift was born in Kiama, New South Wales, in 1932. In this close-knit seaside community Clift felt an outsider and rebelled against the expectations of the working-class town. Th...e beautiful, complex and intelligent young country girl grew into a forthright and witty woman who, after a stint in the war-time army, began a career as a journalist with the Melbourne newspaper The Argus . It was here that she met the golden boy war correspondent George Johnston. Within a short space of time Clift and Johnston had collaborated on the prize-winning novel High Valley , moved to London and then shocked everyone by giving up the sophisticated London life and moving their family to a Greek island to focus on their careers as writers. The ten years Clift spent in Greece saw her the write the memoirs Mermaid Singing and Peel Me a Lotus , as well as two novels Walk to the Paradise Gardens and Honour's Mimic .
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ISBN 9780732269128
Published AU 2 Sep 2002
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780732269128
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Status Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Published 2 Sep 2002
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Wheatley, Nadia
Category Award Winning
Literary Studies: From C 1900 -
Novels, Other Prose & Writers
Biography & Autobiography
Number of Pages 760
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 56mm
Dewey Code 828.91409
Weight 1,000g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Biography: Literary
ONIX Text College/higher education;General/trade