Carol Middleton reviews 'Fall Girl' by Toni Jordan

Fall Girl

by Toni Jordan

Text Publishing, $32.95 pb, 232 pp, 9781921656651

After her success with Addition (2008), Toni Jordan is back with a second novel, Fall Girl, an attempt, according to Jordan, to recreate on the page the romantic screen comedies of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. There are echoes of the zoology professor in search of million-dollar funding in Bringing Up Baby, the steamy flirtations in a luxury location of To Catch a Thief, and the witty repartee and double-crossing of Charade, three films that Jordan has cited as inspiration.

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Carol Middleton

Carol Middleton

Carol Middleton is a journalist, arts critic and author, based in Melbourne. Her short story awards include second place in The Age competition 2010. Her fiction and nonfiction have been published in the anthologies Melbourne Subjective, Ink3 and Vine Leaves Literary Journal. She is working on a memoir in essays. Her work can be seen at http://carolmiddleton.com.au

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