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An imperial affair : portrait of an Australian marriage, John Rickard

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An imperial affair : portrait of an Australian marriage
Title
An imperial affair
Title remainder
portrait of an Australian marriage
Statement of responsibility
John Rickard
Title variation
Portrait of an Australian marriage
Title variation remainder
an imperial affair
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An Imperial Affair by award-winning author John Rickard takes us into the marriage of an Australian couple during a time when private lives were properly private but divorce a scandal. It shines a light on the family values and sexual dynamics of this period, conditioned as they were by the imperial relationship and cultural dependence on 'the mother country', which inevitably helped shape hopes, fear and desires. This is also the beautifully told story of the writer's sensitive and courageous quest to understand his parents Philip and Pearl, and the world he came from and grew up in, its fragile reality filtered through the prism of memory. Part biography, part autobiography, part social history, An Imperial Affair is also a complex, quintessentially Australian meditation on the nature of love
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rickard, John
Dewey number
994.041
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • photographs
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rickard, John
  • Rickard, Pearl
  • Rickard, Philip
  • Authors
  • Marriage
  • Families
  • Authors
  • Social values
  • Australia
  • Australia
Label
An imperial affair : portrait of an Australian marriage, John Rickard
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography
Carrier category
volume
Content category
still image
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Sydney: Courtship -- 2.England: `Home' -- 3.Melbourne: The Woman in the Red Coat -- 4.War: Love and Separation -- 5.Dubbo: Clare's Letter -- 6.St Ives: The Family Unit
Control code
000052011664
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 146 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781922235275
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)857347531
Label
An imperial affair : portrait of an Australian marriage, John Rickard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography
Carrier category
volume
Content category
still image
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Sydney: Courtship -- 2.England: `Home' -- 3.Melbourne: The Woman in the Red Coat -- 4.War: Love and Separation -- 5.Dubbo: Clare's Letter -- 6.St Ives: The Family Unit
Control code
000052011664
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 146 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781922235275
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)857347531

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