Tony Reeves: The Real George Freeman

A shadowy figure to the end

Tim Brewer

 

The Real George Freeman
by Tony Reeves
Penguin, $29.95 pb, 251 pp, 9781921518720

 

The Sydney crime scene of the 1970s and 1980s – made famous by television’s Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities – is a familiar and popular subject, so it was ambitious on Tony Reeves’s part to set out to offer The Real George Freeman. Ultimately, he fails to do so.

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Published in September 2011 no. 334
Tim Brewer

Tim Brewer

Tim Brewer is a melbourne-based freelance editor and writer. He studied Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT, and has written for The Age and ABR. He was recently appointed the ABR Sidney Myer Fund Editorial Intern.

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