Browsing All posts tagged under »Arthur W Upfield«

Arthur Upfield Novels Available For Electronic Devices

October 31, 2014 by

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All 29 of the Bony Novels are now available on iTunes at the following link. https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/arthur-w.-upfield/id341926170?mt=11 All 29 titles are now also available via the Google Play store, which is available on Android at the following link. https://play.google.com/store/search?q=arthur%20w.%20upfield&c=books There are also dedicated Android apps available for both Kindle and Kobo on the Google Play store, […]

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 […]

Book Review – Madmans Bend – Arthur W Upfield

April 26, 2011 by

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MADMAN’S BEND. (Also published under the title The Body At Madman’s Bend) First published – (U.S.) Doubleday – 1963 (Published under the title The Body At Madman’s Bend) Second Publisher – (UK) Heinemann – 1963 Third Publisher – (UK) Pan Books  – 1966 This Edition – Pan Books – Fourth Printing – 1974 Copyright – […]

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 […]

Book Review – Valley Of Smugglers (Bony And The Kelly Gang) – Arthur W Upfield

April 24, 2011 by

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VALLEY OF SMUGGLERS. (Also published under the title Bony And The Kelly Gang) First published – (U.S.) Doubleday – 1960 Second Publisher – (UK) Heinemann – 1960 (under the title Bony Buys A Woman) Third Publisher – (UK) Pan Books  – 1963 This Edition – Pan Books – Third Printing – 1968 Copyright – Arthur […]

Book Review – Journey To The Hangman (Bony And The Mouse) – Arthur W Upfield

April 23, 2011 by

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JOURNEY TO THE HANGMAN (Also published under the title Bony And The Mouse) First published – (U.S.) Doubleday – 1959 Second Publisher – (UK) Heinemann – 1959 (under the title Bony And The Mouse) Third Publisher – (UK) Pan Books (In association with Heinemann)  – 1961 This Edition – Pan Books – Ninth Printing – […]

Tony’s Notes From The Bony Novels (Part 17)

April 23, 2011 by

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THE ROLE OF THE SHAMAN (PART ONE) Upfield deals on many occasions with the secrets that each tribe has, and he also often mentions that they have secret places. These days these special areas have been recognised for their significance.They are referred to as Aboriginal Sacred Sites. These areas are indeed significant, and in the […]

Book Review – Bony And The Black Virgin – Arthur W Upfield

April 22, 2011 by

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BONY AND THE BLACK VIRGIN First published – (UK) Heinemann – 1959 Second Publisher – (UK) Pan Books (In association with Heinemann)  – 1962 This Edition – Pan Books – Sixth Printing – 1978 Copyright – Arthur Upfield – 1969 (This seems somewhat anomalous as Arthur passed away in 1964) There are a couple of […]

Tony’s Notes From The Bony Novels (Part 16)

April 22, 2011 by

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Preface for the Posts on the role of the Tribal Shaman. Where I mention the word ‘tribe’ here, this is in no way meant to reinforce one of those age old stereotypes. The word may be used also as expressing family, group, or community. What also needs to be mentioned here is that what I […]

Book Review – The Bushman Who Came Back (Bony Buys A Woman) – Arthur W Upfield

April 21, 2011 by

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THE BUSHMAN WHO CAME BACK (Also published under the title Bony Buys A Woman) First published – (U.S.) Doubleday – 1957 Second Publisher – (UK) Heinemann – 1957 (under the title Bony Buys A Woman) Third Publisher – (UK) Pan Books (In association with Heinemann)  – 1959 This Edition – Pan Books – Sixth Printing […]

Tony’s Notes From The Bony Novels (Part 15)

April 21, 2011 by

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LANGUAGE (Part Three) The role of the small fires that the most senior elders sat around. In the earlier Posts I discussed two aspects of aboriginal language, the markings on the skin, and the role of music in their language. With this Post, I will be discussing something that may be difficult to believe, but […]

Book Review – Man Of Two Tribes – Arthur W Upfield

April 20, 2011 by

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MAN OF TWO TRIBES. (Also published under the title THE MAN OF TWO TRIBES.) First published – (U.S.) Doubleday – 1956 Second Publisher – (UK) Heinemann – 1956 (Under the title of The Man Of Two Tribes) Third Publisher – (Australia) Arkon (A subsidiary of Angus and Robertson)– 1972 THis Edition – Arkon – First […]

Tony’s Notes From The Bony Novels (Part 14)

April 20, 2011 by

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LANGUAGE (Part Two) The Role of Music in Aboriginal Language. I mentioned in the earlier Post that the aborigines had no written language, that there were literally hundreds of separate languages, and even hundreds of dialects of the one base tribal language, so that even in the one tribal area, there might even be language […]

Book Review – The Battling Prophet – Arthur W Upfield

April 19, 2011 by

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THE BATTLING PROPHET First published – (UK) Heinemann – 1956 Second Publisher – (Australia) Arkon (A subsidiary of Angus And Robertson) – 1972 This Edition – Arkon – First Printing – 1972 (Red cover book) This novel was also serialised prior to this first publishing in novel form by World’s News weekly in 1955. This […]

Book Review – Sinister Stones (Cake In The Hat Box) – Arthur W Upfield

April 18, 2011 by

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SINISTER STONES (Also published under the title Cake In The Hat Box) First published – (U.S.) Doubleday – 1954 Second Publisher – (UK) Heinemann – 1955 (under the title Cake In The Hat Box) Third Publisher – (UK) Pan Books (In association with Heinemann)  – 1958 This Edition – Pan Books – Seventh Printing – […]

Book Review – Death Of A Lake – Arthur W Upfield

April 16, 2011 by

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DEATH OF A LAKE First published – (U.S.) Doubleday – 1954 Second Publisher – (UK) Heinemann – 1954 Third Publisher – (UK) Pan Books (In association with Heinemann)  – 1956 This Edition – Pan Books – Fourth Printing – 1975 This is the only Upfield novel that has a dedication in it, this being to […]

Tony’s Notes From The Bony Novels (Part 13)

April 16, 2011 by

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LANGUAGE (Part One) Body Language. This is not what the title suggests in the manner that we currently think of what that phrase suggests, but the literal use of the body as a form of language. What I am discussing here is probably the single most barbaric thing that the aborigines did, and here I […]

Book Review – Murder Must Wait – Arthur W Upfield

April 15, 2011 by

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MURDER MUST WAIT. First published – (U.S.) Doubleday – 1953 Second Publisher – (UK) Heinemann – 1953 Third Publisher – (UK) Pan Books  – 1958 This Edition – Pan Books – Third Printing – 1971 This novel is set on the northern bank of the Murray River, in lower central NSW, and here, Bony investigates […]

Tony’s Notes From The Bony Novels (Part 12)

April 15, 2011 by

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Preface for the Posts on Language. Where I mention the word ‘tribe’ here, this is in no way meant to reinforce one of those age old stereotypes. The word may be used also as expressing family, group, or community. What also needs to be mentioned here is that what I have detailed in these Posts […]