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Come in Spinner

Dymphna Cusack Florence Bean James


9780732296988

Angus & Robertson


Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


Paperback

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The sensational novel that shocked Australia... Come in Spinner won the 1948 Daily telegraph novel competition. It was first published in an abridged edition in 1951, as the subject matter - including rape, abortion and prostitution - was considered too controversial for the time. Even so, the book was an immediate sensation, with bookshops in both Sydney and Brisbane sold out within days. Set in a beauty salon at the Hotel South Pacific in wartime Sydney, it revolves around the lives and loves of three women - Deb, Guinea and Claire. their romantic entanglements are further complicated by the tensions of war, with American troops in 'occupation' and at a time when anything could be obtained - for a price. Rewritten by Florence James from the original manuscript, an unabridged edition was first published by Angus & Robertson in the 1980s and the book was made into an ABC miniseries in 1989. 'to lose oneself in Come in Spinner is indeed a stirring and memorable experience' - the Sunday times 'Quite astonishingly readable' - the Observer

By:   Dymphna Cusack, Florence Bean James
Imprint:   Angus & Robertson
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 51mm
Weight:   672g
ISBN:   9780732296988
ISBN 10:   0732296986
Series:   A&R Classics
Publication Date:   March 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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