| 4.1/5 |
| Angus & Robertson (Australia/UK)
William Sloane Associates (USA)|
Call Me When the Cross Turns Over
The Shiralee (1957), The Shiralee (1987)
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.
The Shiralee (novel) Wikipedia
The swagman Macauley takes his young daughter Buster on the road with him.
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.