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The Watcher on the Cast-Iron Balcony by Hal Porter


A classic among Australian autobiographies, The Watcher on the Cast-Iron Balcony is Hal Porter’s masterpiece. Recreating the rhythms of small-town life between the wars, it covers the author’s first two decades. From the sensuality of his early boyhood experiences, Porter travels ever-observantly through his Bairnsdale school years to his first job as a cadet reporter. The shock of his mother’s death, however, disturbs the pattern of his new adventures as a teacher, art student and actor in Melbourne.

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Hard Cover with unclipped dust jacket, First Edition with red-brown cloth and gilt title.

The cover is in good condition, with the dust cover slightly faded, torn and foxed. There is also foxing to the edges and pages of the book.

Now in a protective plastic cover to prevent damage


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Weight 0.400 kg
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