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The Little Company
by Eleanor Dark
It is 1941 and the storm clouds of war gather over Australia. In the mountains outside Sydney the Massey family are reunited by their father's death. Gilbert is a successful novelist, struggling with a writer's block in middle age. A socialist and intellectual, he shares his political understanding - and fears - with his sister Mary and Marxist brother Nick. But he is lock ...more
(first published November 4th 1945)
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This is a sort of odd book. It's another Virago Modern Classic, set in Australia in 1941, and published in 1945. Because of that (or, I don't know, because that is what the author cared about, I guess) it is a novel of ideas, dragged down by its ideas. The main character is an author named Gilbert Massey. He's a World War One vet, author and father of three who, at the time the story starts feels weighted down by the stress of the world - he's disgusted by how it's falling apart, how complacent ...more
Eleanor Dark (1901-1985), author, was born on 26 August 1901 at Croydon, Sydney, second of three children of Sydney-born parents Dowell O’Reilly, schoolteacher and author, and his wife Eleanor Grace, née McCulloch, who died in 1914 after an unhappy marriage and a period of ill health. Small, dark and elfin, 'Pixie', as she was known to her family, attended several private schools before boarding a ...moreMore about Eleanor Dark...