All posts tagged: Scobie Malone

The swing world of yesterday

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1960s / Fiction

Remember Jack Hoxie by Jon Cleary, Collins, 320pp, 1969 When the prolific novelist Jon Cleary died in 2010, the obituary which appeared for him in The Australian noted that the late writer’s literary hero had been Graham Greene. By a happy coincidence, Greene became Cleary’s editor when the Australian first moved to post-war England, and it was Greene who also made a helpful suggestion about what the young author might try his hand at next: “Write an […]