Clean Straw for Nothing

Clean Straw for Nothing David Meredith abandons his career as a journalist to live in exile as a writer on a Greek Island with his beautiful wife Cressida Yet after years on the island he still has not found the freedom

  • Title: Clean Straw for Nothing
  • Author: GeorgeJohnston
  • ISBN: 9781863400855
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Paperback
  • David Meredith abandons his career as a journalist to live in exile as a writer on a Greek Island with his beautiful wife Cressida Yet after 13 years on the island, he still has not found the freedom and answers he craves.

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    1. For those who don't know, the romance between Johnston and the beautiful Charmian Clift was a cause celebre in the 1960's. They ran away from philistine Australia to live on an idyllic Greek island. That was the myth. But this is the reality - even though it's fiction it is like watching a slow-motion train-wreck. They drank; there are sexual adventures, real and imagined; and Johnston's character writes unremunerative pot-boilers.Forced to return to reality, they have to pick up the pieces. The [...]

    2. Phenomenal characters, exquisite writing, artful weaving of timelines of the main characters living in different locations that increase the emotional impact of their circumstances. But, how depressing!!!

    3. This book is definitely not for me. I absolutely loved My Brother Jack, which (I see now) was about the peak years of Johnston's life. It was filled with incredibly descriptive adventure and I was looking forward to the next chapter in Johnston's life. Many of us have experienced a great decade or so in our youth, followed by 30 or so fallow years where one settles into humdrum and just daily living. Who would seriously write about those fallow years? Well, I guess Johnston thought his would be [...]

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