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  • A Certain Style

    Beatrice Davis, a literery life

    Beatrice Davis, 1909-1992, was general editor at Angus and Robertson the main Australian publishing company from 1937 to 1973. There she discovered and published such writers as Thea Astley, Miles Franklin, Patricia Wrightson, Xavier Herbert and Hal Porter becoming a literary tastemaker in the process. A central figure in Australian literature ‘respected, feared, courted and berated.’ Originally ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • A Certain Style

    Beatrice Davis, a literary life

    Beatrice Davis, 1909-1992, was general editor at Angus and Robertson the main Australian publishing company from 1937 to 1973. There she discovered and published such writers as Thea Astley, Miles Franklin, Patricia Wrightson, Xavier Herbert, and Hal Porter, becoming a literary tastemaker in the process. A central figure in Australian literature—"respected, feared, courted and berated." Originally ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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