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Picnic at Hanging Rock

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Joan Lindsay

If her terrified cries had been heard by anyone but a wallaby squatting in a clump of bracken a few feet away, the picnic at Hanging Rock might yet have been just another picnic on a summer’s day.

On a cloudless summer day in 1900, a group from Appleyard College for Young Ladies goes for a picnic. In the heat of the afternoon sun, three girls climb through the scrub—and disappear.

Ethereal and enigmatic, Picnic at Hanging Rock has been haunting the Australian imagination for half a century.



About the Author

Joan Lindsay was born in Melbourne in 1896. Originally trained as a visual artist, she turned to writing after her marriage to Sir Daryl Lindsay in 1922. Her first novel, Through Darkest Pondelayo (1936), was a parody of popular travel books. Her second, Time Without Clocks, wasn’t published until nearly thirty years later; her most famous, ...

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20 September 2019
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‘In the seemingly limitless pantheon of gone-girl literature, Picnic at Hanging Rock might take the prize for best setting…It’s a proto-Virgin Suicides, dreamy and haunting, animated by a sense of slightly sickening erotic mystery.’

‘Deliciously horrific.’

‘Chilling…still sends a shiver down my spine.’

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  • Picnic at Hanging Rock
    ISBN: 9781925923025
    23 September 2019
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