Reviewed by Ian Lipke
This beautifully presented text will be seen on my library shelves or in my briefcase on my way to a class in this city. Over 400 pages of information about Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson grace my shelves. Along with the author – who has been remarkably honest – I want to reinforce a point. This book “is a narrative about two men who led very different lives yet their bond for storytelling drew them together in some unexpected ways” (Knight, x). This is a narrative, not an academic treatise. A whole set of rules apply that would be out of place in academia.