The Missing Heir: The autobiography of Kylie Tennant by Kylie Tennant

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July 1986, no. 82
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The Missing Heir: The autobiography of Kylie Tennant by Kylie Tennant

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The Missing Heir: The autobiography of Kylie Tennant by Kylie Tennant

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July 1986, no. 82

Kylie Tennant hasn’t taken the task of telling the story of her life seriously – and that is one of the real pleasures of this rough and ready autobiography. Her ten novels and many short stories, as well as being piercingly accurate social documentaries, are carefully constructed to work as good yarns should. But Tennant’s autobiography is not well put together. It reads as if she is nattering with a friend and laughing at herself a lot. She rambles a bit, avoids any semblance of self-analysis, is engagingly matter-of-fact about her achievements and her failings.

Hilary McPhee reviews 'The Missing Heir: The autobiography of Kylie Tennant' by Kylie Tennant

The Missing Heir: The autobiography of Kylie Tennant

by Kylie Tennant

Macmillan, 190 pp, $24.95 hb

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