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1. Introduction; Part I. Leaving: 2. An Australian theatre or a career on stage?; 3. Sydney or Fleet Street?; 4. Musical directions; 5. Patterns of discovery: artists and writers; Part II. Climbing: 6. Grander stages; 7. Long and winding musical roads; 8. The yellow brick road to the land of OZ and beyond; 9. Journalists' journeys; 10. Crucible to firmament: Barry Humphries, Germaine Greer and Clive James and the expatriate search for fame; Part III. Complicating ... Solving: 11. Home and identity.

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This book, first published in 2000, explores the experience of Australian expatriates in London in the creative and performing arts.


' ... a delightful revelation of English attitudes to Australians and vice-versa.' The Examiner ' ... a valuable book ... Thoroughly researched, earnestly argued, it combs over the experience of exile and displacement.' The Weekend Australian '... makes a valuable contribution in exploring and contextualising expatriatism'. Australian Book Review

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