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When Blackbirds Sing

by Martin Boyd | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingmarmee463wing of Templestowe, Victoria Australia on 8/22/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by wingmarmee463wing from Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Monday, August 22, 2022
On to Mt TBR it goes.

Journal Entry 2 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Saturday, August 27, 2022
Martin Boyd is an Anglo-Australian born in Switzerland, he is one of only a few writers to capture the ambivalence of belonging in neither homeland yet intensely fond of both. This book is #4 in The Langton Quartet series, but can be read as a stand-alone. His novels all feature the upper-class world of British privilege and its Australian offshoots, seen through the lives of the Langton family, loosely based on Boyd’s own remarkable family.

Journal Entry 3 by wingmarmee463wing at Redgum Cafe in Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Monday, October 3, 2022

Released 1 mo ago (10/6/2022 UTC) at Redgum Cafe in Templestowe, Victoria Australia

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Journal Entry 4 by AnonymousFriend at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Thursday, October 6, 2022
At the outbreak of WWI, Dominic Langton leaves his wife on a remote sheep farm to enlist in the British Army. The trenches change him forever. On his return he casts off his past and discovers his integrity. This is a fairly standard story, livened up only by Dominic's odd position as an Australian serving for the British. Australia famously became a nation at Gallipoli, and this novel is a bit of a symbolic version of that fixation. But it lacks the romance of earlier books (sex, yes; romance, less so), and the cleverness (the narrator is entirely effaced here), and the wit.

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