Lusting for London: Australian Expatriate Writers at the Hub of Empire, 1870–1950 by Peter Morton

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June 2012, no. 342

Lusting for London: Australian Expatriate Writers at the Hub of Empire, 1870–1950 by Peter Morton

Palgrave Macmillan, $145 hb, 294 pp

Lusting for London: Australian Expatriate Writers at the Hub of Empire, 1870–1950 by Peter Morton

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June 2012, no. 342

Until recently, there was a prevailing attitude that to succeed as a professional author one had to go into exile. The small Australian market could not support a writing career; it was necessary to travel abroad and court a larger readership. Because Australia was a British colony, the obvious destination was London, heart of empire.

Lucy Sussex reviews 'Lusting for London: Australian Expatriate Writers at the Hub of Empire, 1870–1950' by Peter Morton

Lusting for London: Australian Expatriate Writers at the Hub of Empire, 1870–1950

by Peter Morton

Palgrave Macmillan, $145 hb, 294 pp

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