Posts under ‘1950s’

Walkabout by James Vance Marshall

 Source: Personal Copy Five words from the blurb: Australia, outback, survival, Aboriginal, cultures Walkabout is a classic book about two […]

The Mountain and the Valley by Ernest Buckler

 Source: Personal Copy Five words from the blurb: boy, family, world, awakening, growth The Mountain and the Valley is a […]

The Darkroom of Damocles by W.F. Hermans

 Translated from the Dutch by Ina Rilke Five words from the blurb: occupation, Holland, assassinations, traitors, impossibility The Darkroom of […]

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

  William Golding was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983 Five words from the blurb: boys, marooned, island, […]

The Fish Can Sing by Halldór Laxness

 Halldór Laxness won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1955 Translated from the Icelandic by Magnus Magnusson Five words from […]

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

. . . . . . Five words from the blurb: fireman, burns, books, media, insight Ray Bradbury is one […]