FINAL PROOF: MEMOIRS OF A PUBLISHER
by Peter Ryan
Quadrant Books, $44.95 hb, 210 pp, 9780980677836
‘Thank God I have done with him!’ – the words uttered by Dr Johnson’s publisher when he received the final proofs of ...
Leaving Vienna, city of windows
GOOD LIVING STREET: THE FORTUNES OF MY VIENNESE FAMILY
by Tim Bonyhady
Allen & Unwin, $35 pb, 464 pp, 9781742371467
Would it be indulgent to invoke Leonard Cohen? It’s just that his song ‘Take Th ...
Not shutting up
When Horse Became Saw: A Family’s Journey through Autism
by Anthony Macris
Viking, $32.95 pb, 307 pp, 9780670074655
In January this year the New York Times ran a controversial review article titled ‘The Problem ...
‘Who do you think you are?’ an eminent paediatrician once thundered at me across a child’s cot during his weekly grand ward round. ‘Anton Chekhov?’... (read more)
An historian’s journey into the past
Not Dark Yet: A Personal History
by David Walker
Giramondo, $32.95 pb, 336 pp, 9781920882655
It is perhaps not surprising that historians, as they edge towards retirement, should consider the poss ...