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NewSouth Publishing, Dec 1, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
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Sydney has always been the sexiest and most gaudy of our cities. In this book, the third in a series in which leading Australian authors write about their hometowns, novelist Delia Falconer conjures up its sandstone, humidity, and jacarandas. But she goes beyond these to find a far more complex city: beautiful, violent, half-wild, and at times deeply spiritual. It is a slightly unreal place, haunted by a past that it has never quite grasped, or come to terms with. Here, in her first non-fiction book, she proves herself an adept memoirist. She twines the stories of the people that have made Sydney the twenty-first century city it is today. Mad clergymen, amateur astronomers, Indigenous weather experts, crims and victims, photographers and artists: their stories are surprising, funny, and moving.

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Review: Sydney (The New South Cities Series #3)

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Sydney is allergic to earnestness … live here and you soon learn that showing-off is only allowed if it is tempered by flippancy. You can observe your own beliefs, celebrate your good fortune ... Read full review

Review: Sydney (The New South Cities Series #3)

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How anybody who has lived in Sydney and loved it, could possibly find anything negative between these pages is quite beyond me. This gorgeous, beautifully written little book is a treasure to be read ... Read full review

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Falconer is one of Austraila's leading young writers.

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