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Remembering Catalonia

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August 1994, no. 163

To the death, Amic by John Bryson

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Remembering Catalonia

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August 1994, no. 163

The trial of Lindy Chamberlain drew the fascinated attention of most Australians when it was reported day and night in every media outlet. It moved into a different but equally popular mode with the publication of John Bryson’s documentary novel Evil Angels and the screening of Fred Schepisi’s film of the same name. The novel not only won a clutch of awards but was translated into nine languages, a sufficient achievement to earn its author an enduring international reputation and to globalise what might otherwise have been a short-lived local curiosity. Bryson’s account picked up the dramatic intensity of the Central Australian setting and the human agonies of the players, as well as the universal issues, such as justice and prejudice, that towered over the Rock and the courtroom.

Judith Armstrong reviews 'To the death, Amic' by John Bryson

To the death, Amic

by John Bryson

Viking, $29.95 hb

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