All The Green Year: Text Classics

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about All The Green Year , please sign up. Lists with This Book. All the Green Year, by Don Charlwood OAM, , is a classic coming-of-age story, made all the more pleasurable to read because it takes place not all that far from where I live. In the introd All the Green Year, by Don Charlwood OAM, , is a classic coming-of-age story, made all the more pleasurable to read because it takes place not all that far from where I live.

The battered copy at left must be one of these: I found it in an OpShop some time ago, always meaning to read it, but not doing so until Text sent me their reissued edition. Much nicer, and not falling apart! It is strong, resonant, compassionate, unsentimental and yet affectionate. Aug 24, Katrin V rated it really liked it.

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No wonder it is one of Australia's most loved books. Apparently many have had to read it in high school. I hope to find more of his books.

Don Charlwood re-released this book with Text publishing just before he died earlier this year aged He was a prolific author, a war hero, an air traffic controller and an all round great bloke who also happened to spend a rather adventurous adolescence on the Mornington Peninsula in that awkwardly naive era that was rural Australia between the wars. It was an abso Don Charlwood re-released this book with Text publishing just before he died earlier this year aged I came up with the idea of trying to get a grip on the type of understanding of our history that a reading of the Text Classics list would furnish.

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The Text Classics list is an incredibly important resource for historians. It is an attempt to ensure that core elements of Australian writing are republished and available to the public.


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Otherwise, these works would be lost. This is the first of what I hope will be a series of reflections on the Text Classics list. Ingeborg van Teeseling reviews the book on Australia Explained.

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It is easily the greatest account of the Australian experience of Bomber Command. Over Australians died in that campaign. For its contribution to our understanding of ourselves I am always drawn to All the Green Year , which Text republished in , nearly 50 years after its first appearance.

While I will always treasure the Marshall, the Charlwood offers a broader and deeper understanding of the world in which it is set. And this is because Charlwood not only gave us his childhood to enjoy but, underneath the humour and rites of passage trope, there is one of the most authentic reflections of Australia between the wars. Seen through the eyes of year-old Charlie Reeve, the Mornington Peninsula seems like a great playground.

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Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Available in Russia Shop from Russia to buy this item. Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! His teacher and dad are giving him a hard time, his neighbour Squid keeps getting him into trouble, and his best mate Johnno is busy seeing a girl, which leads Charlie to a nasty fight with Big Simmons. Don Charlwood was born in Melbourne in Among Don's many books are his acclaimed debut, No Moon Tonight , an account of his time with Bomber Command, and a two-volume autobiography.

Don was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to literature in Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. Overall rating No ratings yet 0. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author's style Explain the rating you gave Don't Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book's price Recap the plot.

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