Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living
By (author) Carrie Tiffany
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Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living by Carrie Tiffany
Book DescriptionIt is 1934, the Great War is long over and the next is yet to come. It is a brief time of optimism and advancement. Erotically charged, and shot through with humour and a quiet wisdom, this haunting first novel evokes the Australian landscape in all its stark beauty and vividly captures the hope and disappointment of an era.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780330421911
Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Format: Paperback (200mm x 133mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Picador Australia
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: Australia
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It is 1943; billowing dust and information, the government 'Better Farming Train' slides across rural Australia, bringing expert advice to those living on the land. Amongst the swaying cars an unlikely seduction occurs between Robert, a man with an unusual taste for soil, and Jean, a young seamstress.
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Book Review: Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living by Carrie Tiffany - Reviewed by Boomert (11 Jan 2010)
Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living By Carrie Tiffany Picador August 2005 ISBN 0-330-42191-3, jacketed pbk with b&w photos
It’s 1934, Australia is following the rest of the world into the great depression, and war is looming on the horizon. The government sponsored Better Farming Train has been set up to bring the hope of science to country farmers as an antidote to these crises. Agricultural science has all the answers, and the train is a free service to help farmers increase crop yields, animal size and output, and even improve on "infant welfare." Everyman’s Rules for Scientific Living is Carrie Tiffany’s first novel and winner of the 3002 Victorian Premier’s Award for an unpublished manuscript. It has also been selected for the UWA Perth International Arts Festival's One Book 2006.
The novel has two voices. The first and most evocative is the first person, present tense of Jean Finnegan, a young seamstress working in the "shiny...
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