Letters and Liars: Norman Lindsay and the Lindsay Family
Angus & Robertson
In 1930 Norman Lindsay's novel, "Redheap", was refused entry into Australia and remained a prohibited import until the late 1950s. The banning of this comic Australian novel of country life became the symbol of wowser society for many years. In this study of Norman Lindsay and the Lindsay family of artists and writers - his siblings Percy, Lionel, Daryl, Rose and Jack among them - the author reveals a very different story to the public myth. Using previously unavailable letters and manuscript material the author uncovers a tangle of personalities, truths and untruths.