Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 June 2013

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780199006441

Bookseller Code (AE)

The Ante-Room: Early Stages in a Literary Life

The late Lovat Dickson and Introduction by Neville Thompson

  • New introduction. A personal acquaintance of the author, Neville Thompson places the work within its original social and literary context.
  • Rollicking story. Filled with moments of drama, humour, and unexpected twists in plot.
  • Richly descriptive. A unique sensory memory of childhood, filled with early impressions of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia and Canada.
  • Imperial backdrop. An often forgotten rendering of Canada as a dominion within the British Empire.
  • Travel narrative. Widely read and travelled author was a man of great imagination with an ear for narrative.

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