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Stephen Murray-Smith

Stephen Murray-Smith was an Australian writer, editor and educator.

Stephen Murray-Smith reviews 'Mucking Around: Five continents over fifty years' by Naomi Mitchison

May 1982, no. 40 01 May 1982
In this, her fourth autobiographical volume, Naomi Mitchison takes on a difficult task – that of making travellers’ tales interesting. Her first three autobiographies dealt with childhood, youth, the between-war years. She demonstrated great literary skills in selective recall and in creating the wholly misleading impression that this was an artless narrative. In fact she gave us a brilliant a ... (read more)