The Man Who Loved Children (Christina Stead)

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Checked Miss Herbert (The Suburban Wife) outta the library cuz why not

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 17 November 2021 16:31 (ten months ago) link

"i went through a major stead phase ten or so years ago which came to an abrupt end with her 600 page novel about international banking, yikes."

Sounds intriguing to me.

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 17 November 2021 16:52 (ten months ago) link

^that would be house of all nations; comes at the world of international finance from a marxist perspective (presumably informed by her marxist/banker husband's work?) which i can sympathise with... was not so fond of its more melodramatic moments.

since that post i've read all her fiction with the exception of the posthumous novel. only real disappointments were the above novel & for love alone.

no lime tangier, Thursday, 18 November 2021 03:38 (ten months ago) link

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