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Writers Week in Wellington - Robert Dessaix on Enid Blyton

Saturday night saw us gathering at the Dowse Art Museum to listen to that ‘naughty show pony’ Robert Dessaix, the Australian novelist, essayist and journalist, describe his lasting influences of a childhood reading the enchanting tales of Enid Blyton. 67 more words


Monday musings on Australian literature: Spotlight on Robert Dessaix

Last year, I published a guest post by Annette Marfording, who was, for many years, the Program Director of the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival. 1,179 more words

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Night Letters, by Robert Dessaix

For twenty nights in a hotel room in Venice, a traveller, who is also the author, recently diagnosed with an incurable illness, writes a letter home to a friend. 483 more words


Clive James, Philip Larkin, Anthony Powell, religion, days, and flapping ideologues

 We are often told that the next generation of literati won’t have private libraries: everything will be on the computer. It’s a rational solution, but that’s probably what’s wrong with it.

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Goodreads review: What Days Are For

What Days Are For: A Memoir by Robert Dessaix
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In 2011, Robert Dessaix spent two weeks in a Darlinghurst hospital after a severe cardiac episode. 470 more words