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Sydney
Author: Delia Falconer

ISBN: 9781921410925
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1 October 2010
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.0 x 2.3
Description:
"Sydney may look golden, but this is the sunniness of Mozart, whose bright notes, especially at their most joyous, seem to cast themselves out across a great abyss."

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.

About the Author

Delia Falconer is the author of The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers and ...

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