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Fiona Giles

Fiona Giles

Fiona Giles is a writer and retired academic who taught at the University of Sydney in Media and Communications. A former editor of Editions magazine, she is the author of Too Far Everywhere: The romantic heroine in nineteenth-century Australia (1998) and Fresh Milk: The secret life of breasts (2003).

Fiona Giles reviews 'Tandia' by Bryce Courtenay

August 1991, no. 133 01 August 1991
After all the acrimony and gossip generated by the success of Bryce Courtenay, it is surprising to discover that the advertising director and newspaper columnist is a talented writer. In his second blockbuster, Tandia, Courtenay reveals a nineteenth-century novelist’s ability to paint the large picture, to describe the community as a whole, and to focus within this overall perspective on the mi ... (read more)