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1 y separately published work icon King's Row (International) assertion Henry Bellamann , London : Jonathan Cape , Z1410709 1944 single work novel
Florin Books Jonathan Cape (publisher), series - publisher
The Life and Letters Series Jonathan Cape (publisher), series - publisher
The Travellers' Library Jonathan Cape (publisher), series - publisher
1 1 y separately published work icon Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew Shehan Karunatilaka , London : Jonathan Cape , 2011 Z1893719 2011 single work novel 'Retired sportswriter WG Karunasena is dying. He will spend his final months drinking arrack, making his wife unhappy, ignoring his son and tracking down Pradeep S. Mathew, a spin bowler who has mysteriously disappeared and who WG considers 'the greatest cricketer to walk the earth'.

'On his quest to find this unsung genius, WG uncovers a coach with six fingers, a secret bunker below a famous stadium, a Tamil Tiger warlord, and startling truths about Sri Lanka, cricket and himself.

'Ambitious, playful and strikingly original, Chinaman is a novel about cricket and Sri Lanka - and the story of modern day Sri Lanka through its most cherished sport.' (From the publisher's website.)
3 36 y separately published work icon The Tall Man : Death and Life on Palm Island Chloe Hooper , London : Jonathan Cape , 2009 Z1483259 2008 single work prose (taught in 11 units) In November 2004, in the small township of Palm Island in the far north of Queensland, Detective Hurley arrested Cameron Doomadgee for swearing at him. Doomadgee was drunk. A few hours later he died in a watch-house cell. According to the inquest, his liver was so badly damaged it was almost severed. (Source: Trove)
1 10 y separately published work icon The Seance John Harwood , London : Jonathan Cape , 2008 Z1484341 2008 single work novel mystery
1 25 y separately published work icon The Memory Room Christopher Koch , London : Jonathan Cape , 2007 Z1438763 2007 single work novel (taught in 1 units) Vincent Austin thinks his devotion to secrecy for its own sake makes him a born spy. His childhood friend Erika Lange shares his fascination with the covert. Having graduated University Vincent is recruited by ASIS - Australia's overseas secret intelligence service. Erika eventually joins Foreign Affairs as a press officer. As the Cold War reaches its final peak, the fantasies of youth have become reality for Vincent and Erika, but they lead to a tragic climax. It is left to Vincent's university friend Bradley, who inherits Vincent's diaries, to contemplate their story. - from Back cover.
1 2 y separately published work icon Some Great Thing Colin McAdam , London : Jonathan Cape , 2004 Z1118274 2004 single work novel Jerry McGuinty is a simple, self-made builder who claims he can plaster a wall that will change your life. Simon Struthers is a disaffected businessman who proves the old adage about money and happiness. Together they face the new Ottawa of the seventies: brash, bright, and ready for the taking. With their different careers and successes, these two strangers seek to carve out their own happiness-Jerry with his new wife, Simon with his endless affairs and intrigues. But love can be suffocated by the drive to succeed, and individuals crushed by greed and progress. Only when both men realize what they have to lose will their lives finally intersect, and the story spiral to its astonishing conclusion.
4 16 y separately published work icon The Ghost Writer John Harwood , London : Jonathan Cape , 2004 Z1105256 2004 single work novel mystery

'In this tantalizing tale of Victorian ghost stories and family secrets, timid, solitary librarian Gerard Freeman lives for just two things: his elusive pen pal Alice and a story he found hidden in his mother's drawer years ago. Written by his great-grandmother Viola, it hints at his mother's role in a sinister crime. As he discovers more of Viola's chilling tales, he realizes that they might hold the key to finding Alice and unveiling his family's mystery-or will they bring him the untimely death they seem to foretell?

'Harwood's astonishing, assured debut shows us just how dangerous family skeletons-and stories-can be.' (Publication summary)

1 5 y separately published work icon Confessing a Murder Nicholas Drayson , London : Jonathan Cape , 2002 Z974267 2002 single work novel
1 25 y separately published work icon A Child's Book of True Crime Chloe Hooper , London : Jonathan Cape , 2002 Z945071 2002 single work novel (taught in 2 units)

'Kate Byrne is having an affair with the father of her most gifted pupil, Lucien. Unnervingly, her lover's wife has just published Murder at Black Swan Point, a true crime novel about the brutal slaying of a young adulteress. Suspecting the adult account of Black Swan Point's murder to be wrong, Kate imagines her own version of the novel, for children, narrated by Australian animals. But has her obsession with the crime aligned her fate with that of the murdered adulteress?

'Compelled by the lives of her nine-year-old students, Kate is a misfit among their parents. And though, in scenes of escalating eroticism, Lucien's father brings her to life sexually, he does nothing to penetrate her obsession with the past. Kate is fixated on the crime of passion that occurred years earlier, less and less aware of her own reputation in the present.' (Synopsis)

1 30 y separately published work icon Tiger's Eye : A Memoir Inga Clendinnen , London : Jonathan Cape , 2001 Z282560 2000 selected work autobiography short story prose (taught in 6 units)
8 7 y separately published work icon Pobby and Dingan Ben Rice , London : Jonathan Cape , 2000 Z669019 2000 single work children's fiction children's

'This enchanting tale is at once a beautifully rendered narrative of childhood loss and a powerfully simple fable about the necessity of imagination.

'Pobby and Dingan are Kellyanne Williamson’s best friends, maybe her only friends, and only she can see them. Kellyanne’s brother, Ashmol, can’t see them and doesn’t believe they exist anywhere but in Kellyanne’s immature imagination. Only when Pobby and Dingan disappear and Kellyanne becomes heartsick over their loss does Ashmol realize that not only must he believe in Pobby and Dingan, he must convince others to believe in them, too.' (Publication summary)

3 13 y separately published work icon The Silver Castle : A Novel Clive James , London : Jonathan Cape , 1996 Z862381 1996 single work novel humour

'A dark fairy tale by one of Britain's wittiest and most popular personalities that plays to the fascination with India. Imagine Voltaire writing Candide in Calcutta in 1997.

'In this magical novel, which has been acclaimed as his finest fiction to date, James tells the heartbreaking yet hysterically funny story of a young Indian boy named Sanjay who escapes from the world of abject poverty and cons his way into India's lavish and decadent film scene. James appeals to all emotions in an affectionate, sexy, and ultimately tragic comedy written with his trademark dry wit. The Silver Castle is both entertaining and perceptive. He touches on the heartfelt issues in modern-day India, such as class and the clash between the traditional and the secular.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 3 y separately published work icon The Metropolitan Critic The Metropolitan Critic : Non-Fiction, 1968-1973 Clive James , London : Jonathan Cape , 1994 Z855265 1974 selected work criticism
1 35 y separately published work icon Patrick White : Letters Patrick White , David Marr (editor), London : Jonathan Cape , 1994 Z496827 1994 selected work correspondence
1 6 y separately published work icon The Dreaming Swimmer : Non-Fiction 1987-1992 Clive James , London : Jonathan Cape , 1992 Z449710 1992 selected work poetry criticism prose satire humour
1 8 y separately published work icon Brrm! Brrm! Brrm! Brrm! or, The Man From Japan, or, Perfume at Anchorage : A Novel; Perfume at Anchorage; The Man From Japan Clive James , London : Jonathan Cape , 1991 Z42338 1991 single work novel humour Prospective Japanese high-flyer Akira Suzuki, comes to London for a little international polish. He combines qualities, classical and modern, that are admired in Japan, but in England he gets the run-around. Seduced by two very different women, he inadvertently bursts into a world of Dockland penthouses and Mayfair clubs; and for one exquisitely embarrassing and erotic hour he is caught between two cultures.
2 88 y separately published work icon Patrick White : A Life David Marr , London : Jonathan Cape , 1991 Z307107 1991 single work biography 'Patrick White, winner of the Nobel Prize and author of more than a dozen novels and plays - including Voss, The Vivisector and The Twyborn Affair - lived an extraordinary life. David Marr's brilliant biography draws not only on a wide range of original research but also on the single most difficult and important source of all: the man himself. Gracefully written and exhaustively researched, Patrick White is a biography of classic excellence - sympathetic, objective, penetrating and as blunt, when necessary, as White himself.' (Source: LibrariesAustralia)
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