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Book Review – The Lake Frome Monster – Arthur W Upfield

April 27, 2011 by

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THE LAKE FROME MONSTER. First published – (UK) Heinemann – 1966 Second Publisher – (UK) Pan Books  – 1969 This Edition – Pan Books – Second Printing – 1970 Copyright – Bonaparte Holdings – 1966 Arthur Upfield died on February 13th 1964. He never completed this novel, but did leave it virtually complete in manuscript […]

Tony’s Notes From The Bony Novels (Part 21)

April 27, 2011 by

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THE CLOSING POST. I really cannot remember the first time I read one of these Bony novels from Arthur Upfield. I seem to think it may have been late in 1969. I later purchased and read a second, but again, when you are young, reading was not really a major thing in one’s life. Throughout […]

Tony’s Notes From The Bony Novels (Part 20)

April 26, 2011 by

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A LOST CIVILISATION. What I have attempted specifically to do with this series of notes is to mention in as much detail things from these Upfield novels that provide a common thread throughout most of those novels. While each of those novels is a separate novel in the Crime Fiction Genre, Upfield very skilfully integrated […]

Book Review – The Will Of The Tribe – Arthur W Upfield

April 25, 2011 by

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THE WILL OF THE TRIBE. First published – (U.S.) Doubleday – 1962 Second Publisher – (UK) Heinemann – 1962 Third Publisher – (UK) Pan Books  – 1965 This Edition – Pan Books – Third Printing – 1974 Copyright – Arthur W Upfield – 1962 This novel is set in the North Eastern area of Western […]

Tony’s Notes From The Bony Novels (Part 19)

April 25, 2011 by

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ABORIGINAL TRIBAL ETIQUETTE. Upfield was very deliberate when he explained the complex procedures involved with meeting people from other tribes, and even with other families of the same extended tribe, and here we look upon the white people as just another tribe in their eyes. As white people, we follow certain polite procedures when visiting, […]

Book Review – The White Savage – Arthur W Upfield

April 24, 2011 by

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THE WHITE SAVAGE. (Also published under the title Bony And The White Savage) First published – (U.S.) Doubleday – 1961 Second Publisher – (UK) Heinemann – 1961 (under the title Bony And The White Savage) Third Publisher – (UK) Pan Books  – 1964 Fourth Publisher – (Australia) Arkon (A subsidiary of Angus and Robertson) – […]

Tony’s Notes From The Bony Novels (Part 18)

April 24, 2011 by

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THE ROLE OF THE SHAMAN (PART TWO). In the Post at Part One, I explained the role of the Shaman in the aboriginal tribe, and the high position he held. With this Post, I will be explaining one of those special occasions where the Shaman acts in a position that has been taken so out […]