Peter Morton: Lusting for London

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June 2012, no. 342

Peter Morton: Lusting for London

Reviewed by
June 2012, no. 342

Life in Dingo Dell

Lucy Sussex

 

Lusting for London: Australian Expatriate Writers at the Hub of Empire, 1870–1950
by Peter Morton
Palgrave Macmillan, $145 hb, 294 pp, 9780230338883

 

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.

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