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Australia Under Surveillance
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Australia Under Surveillance

Frank Moorhouse

In 2013 ASIO made new efforts to extend its surveillance powers to internet and mobile phone communication and some other extensions of its powers including the making the issuing of warrants easier. We are just beginning to...

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The Electrical Experience
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The Electrical Experience

Frank Moorhouse

T. George McDowell, a soft drinks manufacturer on the south coast of New South Wales, prides himself on extolling the virtues of progres. But trouble in the shape of his youngest daughter, Terri, tests his values and beliefs, and...

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Cold Light
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Cold Light

Frank Moorhouse

It is 1950, the League of Nations has collapsed and the newly formed United Nations has rejected all those who worked and fought for the League. Edith Campbell Berry, who joined the League in Geneva before the war, is out of a...

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Grand Days
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Grand Days

Frank Moorhouse

This novel's backdrop is the ill-fated League of Nations, the peace-keeping organization set up after World War I to ensure the world never had to go to war again. The central character is Edith Berry, a spirited young woman full...

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Dark Palace
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Dark Palace

Frank Moorhouse

First seen in the author's previous novel, Grand Days , the idealistic Edith returns, five years older and rather wiser. While working for the League of Nations against the inexorable advance of World War II, she also...

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Australia Under Surveillance
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Australia Under Surveillance

Frank Moorhouse

ASIO has kept a file on Frank Moorhouse since he was seventeen. Now Frank has decided it is time to report on ASIO. This year ASIO has extended its surveillance powers, made the issuing of warrants easier and limited the freedom...

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Cult Killers
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Cult Killers

Frank Moorhouse

The six-six-Sixties were the Devil's decade. Following the rise of Satanism through from the Sixties onwards, this work examines the key cases and delves into the lives of the perpetrators, searching for the events that could have...

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The Best Australian Stories
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The Best Australian Stories

Frank Moorhouse

In this fifth edition of the series, Frank Moorhouse has collected Australia's finest short fiction from the last twelve months. This anthology of new work demonstrates the enduring quality of contemporary Australian fiction.

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Dark Palace
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Dark Palace

Frank Moorhouse

On the night of October 15, 1931, Edith Campbell Berry is in the dining room of the Hotel des Bergues in Geneva, celebrating the renewal of her contract as an officer of the league of nations. As Edith moves expertly through the...

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The Americans, Baby
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The Americans, Baby

Frank Moorhouse

The milleu is a Sydney under-40 population who, hoping that being earnest or outrageous will make them feel real, are left saturated with anxiety instead. The stories are timeless in their concerns, and explore ideolgy, idealism,...

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Futility and Other Animals
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Futility and Other Animals

Frank Moorhouse

The people in these stories are a tribe - a modern, urban tribe - which does not fully recognise itself as such. The experiences of the inner city ambience are shown through stories of growing up, leaving home, coming to the city...

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The Everlasting Secret Family
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The Everlasting Secret Family

Frank Moorhouse

'Sometimes they completed each other's sentences or said the
second sentence of the other's conversation. Sometimes Backhouse
completed Irving's sentences in a much better way, although
sometimes along altogether different...

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Cold Light
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Cold Light

Frank Moorhouse

Read Frank Moorhouse's interview with Patrick Allington about
Cold Light.
It is...

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Martini: A Memoir
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Martini: A Memoir

Frank Moorhouse

At once a celebration of the most elegant, arcane and mysterious cocktail of them all, the Martini, and this is a lyrical memoir of friendship and love won and lost, as the author muses on the aesthetics of Martini lore, olive or...

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Lateshows
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Lateshows

Frank Moorhouse

Our Hero explores contemporary protocols - of family, food and art - looks at the tragic evanescence of technology and investigates meal reform and the science of life. The Club - I also thought I moved with what was called the...

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Tales of Mystery and Romance
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Tales of Mystery and Romance

Frank Moorhouse

In an odyssey which moves across a world stage. Tales of Mystery and Romance touches high comedy and low farce - the non-event of the Jack Kerouac Wake, the dispute over the exact form of secular penetration achieved by Milton, an...

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Conferenceville
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Conferenceville

Frank Moorhouse

As the conference participants settle in with their name tags and satchels, as they sort out amongst themselves their seating arrangements and gently jostle for positions at the bar bistro, as they brace themselves for the first...

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Forty Seventeen
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Forty Seventeen

Frank Moorhouse

He is a failed writer turned diplomat, an anarchist learning the
value of discipline. He moves in a world which takes him from the
Australian wilderness to the conference rooms of Vienna and Geneva;
from the whore-house to...

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Inspector-General of Misconception, The
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Inspector-General of Misconception, The

Frank Moorhouse

This irreverent and hilarious book is set in an imaginary statutory body called the Office of the Inspector-General of Misconception. The book satirises our current appetite for Official Inquiries, Royal Commissions and Senate...

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Room Service
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Room Service

Frank Moorhouse

Frank Moorhouse and his alter ego, Francoise Blase, are at their mordant best. Their wit, satire and keen eye for detail are finely honed as they travel at home and abroad, savouring the persecution inflicted by bell captains,...

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Satanic Killings
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Satanic Killings

Frank Moorhouse

Attempts to understand the disposition of the people that commit Satanic killings, by returning back to their childhoods. This book trawls through the carnage left by some of the most dangerous and unpredictable killers in...

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Martini
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Martini

Frank Moorhouse

Acclaimed author Frank Moorhouse looks at the world's most elegant and mysterious cocktail and reflects on the role of the martini in his own life in prose as dry and intoxicating as the martini itself.

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Loose Living
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Loose Living

Frank Moorhouse

How our Hero came to be a cultural ambassador in France fell into strange company; how he encountered the Duc and his entourage; how Europe responded to his Australian ways; how refinement eluded him; how the queen of commas...

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Days of Wine and Rage
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Days of Wine and Rage

Frank Moorhouse

Explores the tempo and shifts in mores and style of a dynamic decade - the 70s - in Australias cultural development. Deftly interweaving literature and documentary history, the author traces, the sub- cultural movements towaqrds...

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Jonah
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Jonah

Louis Stone, Frank Moorhouse

One side of the street glittered like a brilliant eruption with the light from a row of shops; the others, lined with houses, was almost deserted, for the people, drawn like moths by the glare, crowded and jostled under the...

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