Joan Lindsay

Joan Lindsay

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in St. Kilda, Australia
November 16, 1896

December 23, 1984



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Joan Lindsay, Lady Lindsay was an Australian author, best known for her "ambiguous and intriguing" novel Picnic at Hanging Rock.

Average rating: 3.70 · 3,940 ratings · 339 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
Picnic at Hanging Rock
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 3,860 ratings — published 1967 — 43 editions
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The Secret of Hanging Rock
3.18 of 5 stars 3.18 avg rating — 71 ratings
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Time Without Clocks
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 9 ratings
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The Story of the Red Cross
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 1941
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“Everything begins and ends at exactly the right time and place.”
Joan Lindsay, Picnic at Hanging Rock

“Although we are necessarily concerned, in a chronicle of events, with physical action by the light of day, history suggests that the human spirit wanders farthest in the silent hours between midnight and dawn. Those dark fruitful hours, seldom recorded, whose secret flowerings breed peace and war, loves and hates, the crowning or uncrowning of heads.”
Joan Lindsay, Picnic at Hanging Rock

“Good morning girls, boomed the gracious plummy voice imported from Kensington.”
Joan Lindsay, Picnic at Hanging Rock


Historical fiction ends up being our genre for January, which means we will read non-fiction in February. Vote for which book you would like to read next month. Last day to vote is Tuesday, December 16.

Fall on your Knees Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald Ann-Marie MacDonald
  3 votes, 50.0%

  2 votes, 33.3%

Queenmaker Queenmaker  A Novel of King David's Queen by India Edghill India Edghill
  1 vote, 16.7%

Picnic at Hanging Rock Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay Joan Lindsay
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Greenlanders The Greenlanders by Jane Smiley Jane Smiley
  0 votes, 0.0%

Enemy Women Enemy Women by Paulette Jiles Paulette Jiles
  0 votes, 0.0%


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