Down in the City by Elizabeth Harrower

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February 2014, no. 358
Bright and wicked

Down in the City

by Elizabeth Harrower

Text Classics, $12.95 pb, 303 pp, 9781922147042

Down in the City by Elizabeth Harrower

Reviewed by
February 2014, no. 358

Elizabeth Harrower’s début novel was first published by Cassell in London in 1957. Down in the City begins with a hymn to Sydney, with its beaches, harbour suburbs, city arcades – and disreputable Kings Cross, ‘a haven for the foreigner and racketeer; a beacon for long-haired boys, mascaraed women and powdered men. It is Montmartre: it is bright and wicked.’

Bright and wicked

Down in the City

by Elizabeth Harrower

Text Classics, $12.95 pb, 303 pp, 9781922147042

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