Frank Moorhouse


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Moorhouse is perhaps best known for winning the 2001 Miles Franklin Literary Award for his novel, Dark Palace; which together with Grand Days and Cold Light, the "Edith Trilogy" is a fictional account of the League of Nations, which trace the strange, convoluted life of a young woman who enters the world of diplomacy in the 1920s through to her involvement in the newly formed International Atomic Energy Agency after World War II.

Average rating: 3.76 · 1,349 ratings · 139 reviews · 38 distinct worksSimilar authors
Grand Days

3.71 avg rating — 501 ratings — published 1993 — 10 editions
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Dark Palace

3.91 avg rating — 209 ratings — published 2000 — 5 editions
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Cold Light

3.74 avg rating — 168 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Martini : A Memoir

3.94 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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Forty-Seventeen

3.63 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1989 — 8 editions
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Cult Killers

3.53 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 2008
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The Electrical Experience: ...

3.59 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 1974 — 5 editions
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Futility and Other Animals

3.82 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1981 — 5 editions
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The Coca Cola Kid

3.81 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1982 — 2 editions
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Conference Ville

3.48 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1989 — 4 editions
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“Remember the words of Taine: “for a young person the world always seems a scandalous place”. Later in life, the world seems only to be an imperfect place which can be worked on here and there. I’m told that finally, in old age, the world becomes either infinitely amusing or infinitely annoying — according to one’s temperament.”
Frank Moorhouse, Grand Days

“One of the tenets of civility is the willingness to be publicly courteous with those with whom we disagree or dislike when inescapably we find ourselves in their company.”
Frank Moorhouse, The Inspector-General of Misconception: The Ultimate Compendium to Sorting Things Out

“The buying of a whole bottle does not require that you drink the whole bottle. Mother’s Rule of eating everything on your plate does not apply to alcohol.”
Frank Moorhouse, The Inspector-General of Misconception: The Ultimate Compendium to Sorting Things Out

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