When London Calls
The Expatriation of Australian Creative Artists to Britain
By (author) Stephen Alomes
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When London Calls by Stephen Alomes
Book DescriptionFor thousands of young Australians the tearful dockside farewell was a rite of passage as they boarded ships bound for London. For some the journey was an extended holiday, but for many actors, painters, musicians, writers and journalists, leaving Australia seemed to be the only path to personal and professional fulfilment. This book, first published in 2000, is a collective biography of those people who found themselves categorised as expatriates - people such as Leo McKern, Dame Joan Sutherland, Barry Tuckwell, Don Banks, Phillip Knightley, John Pilger, Peter Porter, Richard Neville, Jill Neville and 'megastars' Barry Humphries, Germaine Greer and Clive James. The book tells of choices they made about career and country, yet it is also a cultural history that traces shifts in the complex relationship between Australia and Britain, as the supposed colonial backwater began to develop its own cultural identity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521629782
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Oct-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stephen Alomes
When London Calls, Hardback (October 1999)» View all books by Stephen Alomes
This book, first published in 2000, explores the experience of Australian expatriates in London in the creative and performing arts.
UK Kirkus Review » For many actors, painters, musicians and writers, leaving Australia seemed to be the only path to personal and professional fulfilment. (Kirkus UK)
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