The Shiralee. – Niland, D’Arcy.

Niland, D'Arcy.


Publisher: Michael Joseph. London. 1965 (First UK Edition)
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8vo, 224pp. Dark grey cloth hardcover in excellent condition with gilt title on spine, and a pink non price-clipped d/w with simple artwork on the front is in very good condition too now protected by clear archival covering, internal text is very clean, devoid of any extraneous markings and foxing so the book is certainly near-fine overall. This is the debut full-length novel by Niland first published in Australia in 1955. It was adapted into a movie in 1957 and a mini-series in 1987. It is a wonderful story of an itinerant rural worker and a young daughter, originally strangers to each other, drifting aimlessly through dusty towns of Australia, sleeping rough and relying on odd jobs for food and money.