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Joan Lindsay

Introduction by Phillip Adams

Neither the kitchen clock nor the figured squares of the calendar could measure our first golden summers at Mulberry Hill. They were the timeless clockless summers of a dream.

Joan Lindsay’s charming and evocative autobiography tells the story of her marriage to Sir Daryl Lindsay, of their life in Melbourne in the 1920s and ’30s, of their travels, and above all the gentle world of Mulberry Hill, a house without clocks.

Revealed in this delightful reminiscence is Lindsay’s fascination with the ambiguities of time, seen by some as the key to the mysteries of her masterpiece Picnic at Hanging Rock.

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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About the Introducer

Phillip Adams AO is a writer, broadcaster, filmmaker and farmer. He is a member of the Media Hall of Fame, and his writings have been appearing in local and international media for sixty-six years. Author of more than twenty books, he has received two Orders of Australia and was named by the National Trust as one of Australia’s 100 Living...

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31 March 2020
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Praise for Joan Lindsay
andTime without Clocks

‘Sharp and witty, Joan’s biography is no less elegantly written than Picnic at Hanging Rock.’

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  • Time without Clocks
    ISBN: 9781925923247
    31 March 2020
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