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Windsor, Gerard

Gerard Windsor is one of Australia’s most stimulating writers. He was born in Sydney in 1944, and spent seven years as a Jesuit, but left before ordination. He later obtained degrees from the ANU and Sydney University. His short stories, articles and reviews have appeared in numerous anthologies, literary magazines and newspapers. He is the author of several books, including Heaven Where the Bachelors Sit, I Asked Cathleen to Dance and I’ll Just Tell You This.
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Heaven, Where Batchelors Sit

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Twenty-three young Australians became Jesuit novices in 1963; only two are still members of that fabled Catholic order. Gerard Windsor was among those who departed. Now one of our most stimulating writers, he tells the story . of the bonding and coming of age of men in the idealistic 1960s through to the eventual disappearance of our Irish-Catholicism, the strongest tribal identity in Australia's history. This is a landmark book that defines a whole culture. Elegant, compassionate, often very funny, this mosaic of autobiographical stories charts the growth of an imagination and shines with the sparkle of individual lives.


I Have Kissed Your Lips

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She was watching him and saw both the delirium and the detachment locked together. She began to flex roll her thighs and she watched his eyes glaze over. And he said nothing ‘It’s done,’ she said, raising her lips to his faltering eyelashes. ‘Now we can begin.’


Ned Kelly And The Odd Rellie: 50 Micro Lives Of Great Australians

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All you need to know about Australian History Many Australians have made their mark with one outrageous quirk or exploit. Of course governing the nation and captaining the cricket team are important - but then there are the gold hotpants. And the sheep. In the best traditions of larrikin wit, these micro verses sum up the claims to fame of our national greats. From now on this is how you'll remember your favourite Australian identities, from Banjo Patterson and William Bligh to Collette Dinnigan and Russell Crowe - immortalised in Gerard Windsor's four-line portraits and Michel Streich's irreverent drawings.


The Mansions Of Bedlam: Stories And Essays

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Gerard Windsor is a keen provocateur of Australian letters and has at last been recognised as a talented and original writer. He is the author of six books ranging from autobiographical memoir to short story. Spanning twenty-five years of his writing career, this towering collection brings together a fabulous cross-section of Windsor's stories, essays and reviews.Eloquent, ironic, arresting, this stylish collection captures all of Windsor's preoccupations: writing in Australia, the family, the Church, Ireland, and Memorably, the women who are his muses.