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Issue Details: First known date: 1987... 1987 Eden Paperbacks
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This paperback imprint of Angus and Robertson was launched in September 1987. The first titles included Upfield's Winds of Evil and Derryn Hinch's Death at Newport.

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y separately published work icon Childhood at Brindabella : My First Ten Years Miles Franklin , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1963 Z161626 1962 single work autobiography London : Eden Paperbacks , 1987
y separately published work icon My Brilliant Career Miles Franklin , Edinburgh London : William Blackwood , 1901 Z161522 1901 single work novel (taught in 56 units)

My Brilliant Career was written by Stella Franklin (1879-1954) when she was just nineteen years old. The novel struggled to find an Australian publisher, but was published in London and Edinburgh in 1901 after receiving an endorsement from Henry Lawson. Although Franklin wrote under the pseudonym 'Miles Franklin', Lawson’s preface makes it clear that Franklin is, as Lawson puts it 'a girl.'

The novel relates the story of Sybylla Melvyn, a strong-willed young woman of the 1890s growing up in the Goulburn area of New South Wales and longing to be a writer.

North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1987
y separately published work icon Such Is Life : Being Certain Extracts from the Diary of Tom Collins Tom Collins , 1897 8613167 1897 single work novel (taught in 2 units)

Such is Life: Being Certain Extracts from the Diary of Tom Collins. Joseph Furphy's title gives an indication of the complexity of the narrative that will unravel before a persistent reader. In chapter one, the narrator, Tom Collins, joins a group of bullockies to camp for the night a few miles from Runnymede Station. Their conversations reveal many of the issues that arise throughout the rest of the novel: the ownership of, or control of access to, pasture; ideas of providence, fate and superstition; and a concern for federation that flows into descriptions of the coming Australian in later chapters. Each of the characters provides a portrait of bush types that Furphy uses to measure the qualities of squatters and others against popular ideas of the 'gentleman'. Furphy's choice of a narrative structure to create a 'loosely federated' series of yarns is itself a critique of popular narratives populated by stock characters who are driven by action that leads to predictable and uncomplicated conclusions. Tom Collins, the unreliable narrator, adds further complications by claiming to 'read men like signboards' while all the time being unknowingly contradicted by circumstances that become obvious to the reader.

In each subsequent chapter Tom Collins leads the reader through a series of experiences chosen from his diaries. In chapter two, Collins meets the boundary rider Rory O'Halloran and his daughter, Mary, a symbol of the coming Australian whose devotion to her father will have tragic consequences in chapter five. There are many links between chapters like this one that remain invisible to Collins, despite his attempts to understand the 'controlling alternatives' that affect our lives. In chapter three Tom loses his clothes crossing the Murray River and spends the night wandering naked until he is able to steal a pair of pants after diverting attention by setting fire to a haystack. In chapter four Collins helps an ailing Warrigal Alf by deceiving several boundary riders who have impounded Alf's bullocks. In chapter five, among other yarns of lost children, Thompson completes the tragic tale of Mary O'Halloran, connecting with the events of chapter two. Chapters six and seven take Tom Collins back to Runnymede Station where he attempts to avoid an unwelcome union with Maud Beaudesart. He also meets the disfigured boundary rider, Nosey Alf, whose life story Furphy has threaded throughout the narrative, signs not perceived by Tom Collins. When Collins returns to Runnymede at the end of the novel, Furphy ties up more loose narrative threads, but Tom Collins, the narrator, remains oblivious to the end.

In short, Such Is Life 'reflects the preoccupations of [the 1890s]: contemporary capitalism, ardent Australian nationalism, the difficulties of pioneering pastoralism, and speculation about a future Australian civilization. It was instantly seen as a major example of the "radical nationalism" of the time and praised for its realistic representation of life on the frontier in the 1880s. But it was forty years before many readers realized that the novel was also a subtle comment on fiction itself and that within it were hidden stories that revealed a world of "romance" within its "realist" representation of life. Such Is Life can be read as the first experimental novel in Australian literature and the first Australian literary expression of a twentieth-century sensibility of the provisionality of life and reality.' (Julian Croft, 'Joseph Furphy.' in Dictionary of Literary Biography Vol. 230.)

North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1987
y separately published work icon Death at Newport Derryn Hinch , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1986 Z341921 1986 single work novel crime North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1987
y separately published work icon Gallipoli Jack Bennett , London : Angus and Robertson , 1981 Z370439 1981 single work novel historical fiction North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1987
y separately published work icon Crow on a Barbed Wire Fence Harold Lewis , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1973 Z171226 1973 single work autobiography humour North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1987
y separately published work icon Winds of Evil Arthur W. Upfield , 1937 single work novel crime North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1987
y separately published work icon The Bachelors of Broken Hill Gli scapoli di Broken Hill Arthur W. Upfield , New York (City) : Doubleday , 1950 Z143676 1950 single work novel crime mystery detective
— Appears in: Bony a mys ; Po stope novej topanky ; Stari mladenci z Broken Hillu 1976; (p. Page numbers unavailable)
North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1987
y separately published work icon Death of a Swagman Arthur W. Upfield , New York (City) : Doubleday , 1945 Z258342 1945 single work novel crime detective mystery North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1987
y separately published work icon Goodbye Goldilocks Judith Arthy , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1984 Z361670 1984 single work novel North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1987
y separately published work icon Jonah Louis Stone , London : Methuen , 1911 Z823874 1911 single work novel (taught in 1 units)

'Jonah, born a hunchback, is feared and revered in equal measure as the ruthless leader of the Push, a violent gang that terrorises the slums of Waterloo. Chook, a fellow member of the Push, is Jonah's loyal best friend. But after a chance encounter with his son, the result of a casual affair, Jonah decides to abandon the larrikin life and settle down. He marries Ada, the mother of his child, and takes advantage of an opportunity to open his own business. Chook, too, leaves the Push and finds love in the arms of factory worker, Pinkey. But can either man escape his awful past?'

Source: Publisher's blurb (Text Publishing edition).

North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1988
y separately published work icon Ten Creeks Run : A Tale of the Horse and Cattle Stations of the Murrumbidgee Brent of Bin Bin , Edinburgh : William Blackwood , 1930 Z431356 1930 single work novel North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1988
y separately published work icon Once Upon a Tombstone Elizabeth Salter , London : Hutchinson , 1965 Z438644 1965 single work novel crime North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1988
y separately published work icon Back o'Cairns Back of Cairns Ion L. Idriess , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1958 Z1094833 1958 single work autobiography North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1988
y separately published work icon The Cattle King : The Story of Sir Sidney Kidman Ion L. Idriess , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1936 Z1095091 1936 single work biography

'At the age of 13 Sidney Kidman ran away from home with only five shillings in his pocket. He went on to become a horse dealer, drover, cattle buyer and bush jockey and he also ran a coach business. Above all, Kidman created a mighty cattle empire of more than a hundred stations, fighting droughts, bushfires, floods and plagues of vermin to do so. His enterprise and courage won him a huge fortune and made him a legend. ' (Publication summary)

North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1988
y separately published work icon The Broad Arrow : Being Passages from the History of Maida Gwynnham, a Lifer Oline Keese , London : Richard Bentley , 1859 Z822589 1859 single work novel North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1988
y separately published work icon While the Billy Boils Henry Lawson , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1896 Z822461 1896 selected work short story North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1988
y separately published work icon The Bush Undertaker and Other Stories Henry Lawson , Colin Roderick (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1970 Z386989 1970 selected work short story humour Includes a detailed bibliographic commentary on each story with particular attention to revisions. North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1988
y separately published work icon White Coolies Betty Jeffrey , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1954 Z1232458 1954 single work autobiography The experiences of an Australian Army Nursing sister in the hands of the Japanese during World War II. (Libraries Australia) North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1988
y separately published work icon When Cobb and Co. was King Will Lawson , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1936 Z13484 1936 single work novel historical fiction

Back cover of the Magpie version states: 'Sudden death rides the roads, racing abreast of mighty wheels that carry a magnificent enterprise deep into the heart of a law-shy country. Here is an epic of men who fight with bare hands for the things they want. Here is the story of men whose lives are ruled by violence. Famous author Will Lawson brings to life these hectic days of Australia's early history, and tells this tale of Cobb & Co. in his own inimitable manner. Packed with action and drama, it's a story you won't put down from first page to last.'

North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1988
y separately published work icon Spirit Man Elizabeth O'Conner , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1980 Z113718 1980 single work novel North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1988
y separately published work icon Fifteen Stories Henry Lawson , Colin Roderick , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1959 Z388845 1959 selected work short story North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1988
y separately published work icon The Bone Is Pointed Arthur W. Upfield , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1938 Z211356 1938 single work novel crime North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1988
y separately published work icon Venom House Arthur W. Upfield , New York (City) : Doubleday , 1952 Z283537 1952 single work novel crime detective mystery
— Appears in: Vrazda musi pockat ; Vola kmena ; Prekliaty dom 1988; (p. Page numbers unavailable)
North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1988
y separately published work icon The Widows of Broome Arthur W. Upfield , New York (City) : Doubleday , 1950 Z302329 1950 single work novel crime
— Appears in: Trikrat Napoleon Bonaparte 1977; (p. Page numbers unavailable)
North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1988
y separately published work icon The Lake Frome Monster Arthur W. Upfield , London : Heinemann , 1966 Z371056 1966 single work novel crime detective
— Appears in: Boni i myshka [and]Leiik-Froumskiii koshmar 1996;
North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1988
y separately published work icon The White Savage Arthur W. Upfield , London Melbourne : Heinemann , 1961 Z961932 1961 single work novel mystery detective crime North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1988
y separately published work icon The Mystery of Swordfish Reef Arthur W. Upfield , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1939 Z101751 1939 single work novel crime mystery detective 'An intriguing case for Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte begins on a calm October day in an Australian seaside town. Three men set out to sea for a day's fishing...and do not return. Despite intensive searches, no trace of the men or their boat is found until, weeks later, a passing trawler hauls in a gruesome catch - the head of one of the missing fishermen. It is quite clear that its owner was murdered with a pistol bullet. But by whom and why is for Bony to find out.' - (back cover, 1983 Arkon Paperback). North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1988
y separately published work icon Love Me Sailor Robert S. Close , Melbourne : Georgian House , 1945 Z123951 1945 single work novel North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1988
y separately published work icon The Man from Snowy River Elyne Mitchell , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1982 Z245655 1982 single work novel adventure romance North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1988
y separately published work icon Green Grows the Vine Nancy Cato , London : Heinemann , 1960 Z250350 1960 single work novel North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1988
y separately published work icon Cockatoos : A Story of Youth and Exodists Brent of Bin Bin , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1954 Z431249 1954 single work novel Cockatoos: A Novel of Youth and Exodists. North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1989
y separately published work icon Here's Luck Lennie Lower , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1930 Z1174152 1930 single work novel humour (taught in 1 units) North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1989
y separately published work icon Mad as Rabbits Elizabeth Lane , Z1210280 1962 single work novel humour A 'humorous story of a girl growing up in a large family on a farm in the Victorian Wimmera'. North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1989
y separately published work icon Bush Studies Barbara Baynton , London : Duckworth , 1902 Z820571 1902 selected work short story (taught in 12 units)

'Bush Studies is famous for its stark realism—for not romanticising bush life, instead showing all its bleakness and harshness.

'Economic of style, influenced by the great nineteenth-century Russian novelists, Barbara Baynton’s short-story collection presents the Australian bush as dangerous and isolating for the women who inhabit it.' (Publication summary : Text Classics)

Sydney : Eden Paperbacks , 1989
y separately published work icon The Battling Prophet Arthur W. Upfield , 1955 Z1363904 1955 single work novel crime mystery detective

'Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte is on leave, staying with an old friend near Adelaide. Ben Wickham, a meteorologist whose uncannily accurate forecasts have helped farmers all over Australia, until recently lived nearby. But he has died after a three week drinking binge and a doctor certified death resulting from delirium tremens. Yet Bony's host insists that whatever Ben died of, it wasn't alcohol.' (Publication summary)

North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1989
y separately published work icon Man of Two Tribes Arthur W. Upfield , London Melbourne : Heinemann , 1956 Z152501 1956 single work novel crime detective Bony discovers a group of people imprisoned in limestone underground caves and must free them and lead them to safety. North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1989
y separately published work icon All the Green Year D. E. Charlwood , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1965 Z242695 1965 single work novel

'It was the end of an era; a year of ‘outlandish happenings’; a time when everything seemed to change for Charlie Reeve, a daydreaming lad growing up in a small town on the Mornington Peninsula.

'His teacher and dad are giving him a hard time, his neighbour Squid keeps getting him into trouble, and his best mate Johnno is busy seeing a girl—which leads Charlie to a nasty fight with Big Simmons.

'First published in 1965, and subsequently made into a popular ABC TV series, All the Green Year is the story of a boy’s journey towards adulthood—‘not only the humour of it but its drama and pain’, as the 96-year-old Don Charlwood writes in his revised afterword.

'This Text Classics edition of one of Australia’s most loved coming-of-age novels comes with a new introduction by Michael McGirr, author of the bestseller Things You Get for Free. (Publication summary : Text Classics)

North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1989
y separately published work icon They Came From the Sea E. V. Timms , Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1955 Z267029 1955 single work novel historical fiction North Ryde : Eden Paperbacks , 1989

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