Diamond Cuts by Gillian Appleton
An affectionate memoir of Jim McClelland
by Gillian Appleton
Macmillan, 2000, [First Edition], b/w photographic plates, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 073291051
Like New Condition, minor edge and shelf wear
'The public Jim McClelland was widely known and recognised. Less well-known was Jim McClelland the private person - husband, father, friend. Here Gillian creates an intimate portrait of her husband, drawing on McClelland's writing in his popular Sydney Morning Herald column, quotes from his colleagues, readers and friends, and her own insights into his life and beliefs.
Through her recollections and Jim McClellan's own words, Gillian covers those topics about which Jim felt passionately - politics, books, language, the natural and built environment, his adapted city of Sydney, and his friends. She also delves into the things he deplored, such as racism, hypocrisy and pretension.'