Words to Walk by: Exploring Literary Brisbane

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Univ. of Queensland Press, 2005 - Fiction - 225 pages
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Venero Armanno, Thea Astley, John Birmingham, Nick Earls, Janette Turner Hospital, Andrew McGahan, David Malouf, Thomas Shapcott, Rebecca SparrowFrom Malouf to McGahan, from Shapcott to Sparrow, Words to Walk By unveils Brisbane through the lives and works of the city’s best-loved authors. With 25 scenic walks through Brisbane’s literary past and present, this pocket-sized guide is the essential accessory for walking enthusiasts, history and literary buffs alike.The walks, complete with detailed maps, span from the city to the bayside suburbs, covering Brisbane’s landmark cultural and historical sites, while taking in the iconic sub-tropical landscape.Celebrating the authors you know and those you’ve yet to meet; books you love and have yet to read – Words to Walk By is a tribute to Brisbane’s rich literary heritage.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Getting started
7
Walk
8
Walkl
13
THE INNER EAST
18
Walk 2
20
ON THE COAST
24
THE INNER WEST
25
Walk 6
56
The love life
67
At the bar with Nick Earls
85
Walk 11
91
Walk 13
101
Walk 14
108
The words and music
189
THE INNER SOUTH
201

Walk 3
27
Walk 4
36
Walk 5
49
Acknowledgments
217
Walk 15
220
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