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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 27 January 2018 of The Weekend Australian est. 1977 The Weekend Australian
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* Contents derived from the 2018 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Fondue Memories of Oz, Stephen Romei , single work review
— Review of Swinging Safari Stephan Elliott , 2018 single work film/TV ;

'Swinging Safari is one of the funniest movies I have seen in recent times. It is also one of the saddest. That sharp edge goes, I think, to what writer and director Stephan Elliott has in mind with this semi-autobiographical satire about 1970s life in beachside Australia. It is a bittersweet reflection on the decade that time and taste forgot, to paraphrase the narrator, whom we meet as a kid interested in making movies.' (Introduction)

(p. 14)
Trio of Authors Packs a Punch, Joy Lawn , single work review
— Review of Take Three Girls Cath Crowley , Simmone Howell , Fiona Wood , 2017 single work novel ; A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares Krystal Sutherland , 2017 single work novel ; Unrequited Emma Grey , 2017 single work novel ; Sparrow Scot Gardner , 2017 single work novel ; Wilder Country Mark Smith , 2017 single work novel ; Nevermoor : The Trials of Morrigan Crow Jessica Townsend , 2017 single work children's fiction ; The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone Jaclyn Moriarty , 2017 single work children's fiction ;

'The following books each contain something unexpected.'  (Introduction)

(p. 18) Section: Review
Travels with an Aunt Take a Thrilling Turn, Thuy On , single work review
— Review of Sign Colin Dray , 2018 single work novel ;

'After a failed laryngectomy to try to remove some cancerous lymphs, young Sam has a stoma, a hole, where his voice had once been. Rendered mute, he is shaken by the alienating experience, from diagnosis to hospital treatment to convalescence.' (Introduction)

(p. 18)
Civilisation Faces Tacit Test of Time, Diane Stubbings , single work review
— Review of Dyschronia Jennifer Mills , 2018 single work novel ;

'Sam Warren wakes one morning to discover that her mother, Ivy, has broken into her house. It’s been years since Sam last saw her. Longer still since her mother walked out, 'saying she needed time, as if time wasn’t everywhere, seeping into every crevice'.' (Introduction)

(p. 19) Section: Review
The Potent Allure of False Hope Based on a Big Lie, Simon Caterson , single work review
— Review of The Woman Who Fooled the World : Belle Gibson's Cancer Con Beau Donelly , Nick Toscano , 2017 single work biography ;

'There can be few individuals in Australia ­detested more bitterly than Belle Gibson. The fake cancer sufferer and charity fraudster enjoyed a meteoric rise to international fame and fortune as a “wellness” guru. Her spectacular ascent was followed by an equally rapid descent into ­infamy after her hurtful and damaging scams were exposed in 2015.' (Introduction)

(p. 22)
Driven by an Irresistible Urge to Write, Jill Burton , single work review
— Review of A Free Flame : Australian Women Writers and Vocation in the Twentieth Century Ann-Marie Priest , 2018 multi chapter work biography ;

'Is it possible to give one’s life over totally to an artistic vocation? Are love and life competing allures or are they the necessary fuel fanning the flame, as Mervyn Peake’s epigraph, which signposts this book’s theme and title, seems to suggest?' (Introduction)

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