D.A.N. Jones, 20 December 1984
Show More Last Ferry to Manly by Jill Neville.
Penguin, 165 pp., £4.95, October 1984, 0 14 007068 0Show More
Down from the Hill by Alan Sillitoe.
Granada, 218 pp., £7.95, October 1984, 0 246 12517 9Show More
God Knows by Joseph Heller.
Cape, 353 pp., £8.95, November 1984, 0 224 02288 1Show More
Wilt on High by Tom Sharpe.
Secker, 236 pp., £8.95, October 1984, 9780436458118Show More
“... There is a seaside resort in New South Wales, with a ferry connection to Sydney. In 1788 it was named Manly Cove by a state governor, impressed by the proud bearing of the aborigines. They seem to have deteriorated since then, according to Lillian, the heroine of Last Ferry to Manly: she peers at aborigine children through the wire fence of an institution, and notes ‘the shrinking, stick-like way their bodies move ...”