A big life

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Pan Macmillan Australia, 1993 - Fiction - 312 pages
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Novel that tells the life story of acrobat Billy Hayes. It follows the ups and downs of Billy's life, including his exile from family and friends in Australia to the making of his home and career in Britain in the 1930s and 40s. Author is a former journalist who has received several fellowships from the Literature Board of the Australia Council. Her previous novels are 'Messages from Chaos' and 'Flying Lessons'.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The author of Flying Lessons (1991) offers a superficially old-fashioned story—about an Australian boy who ``would grow up to look into the eyes of a king''—made agreeably contemporary by modish ... Read full review


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Susan Johnson was born in 1956 and grew up in Australia. She is a former journalist. She lives in London with her husband and two sons.

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