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The Shiralee (novel)

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Language  English
Pages  223 pp
Author  D'Arcy Niland
Country  Australia
4.1/5 Goodreads

Publication date  1955
Originally published  1955
Genre  Fiction
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Publisher  Angus & Robertson (Australia/UK) William Sloane Associates (USA)
Followed by  Call Me When the Cross Turns Over
Adaptations  The Shiralee (1957), The Shiralee (1987)
Similar  Classical Studies books, Fiction books

The Shiralee is the debut full-length novel by D'Arcy Niland published in 1955. It was adapted into a movie in 1957 and a mini series in 1987.

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Plot

The swagman Macauley takes his young daughter Buster on the road with him.

Reception

The Argus called it a "great Australian novel".

The New York Times called it a "fine story" which Niland "told well... Mr Niland's approach is honest as it is refreshing... one wants to hear more from him".

Film rights were sold in 1955 for a reported £10,000.

References

The Shiralee (novel) Wikipedia


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