June 30, 2003


Lennie Lower’s riotous Here’s Luck somehow avoided being listed among Australia’s top 40 books. The Sunday Telegraph’s Paul Pottinger, justly incensed, is now campaigning for Lower’s recognition:

With Lower rights holder Tom Thompson planning to belatedly republish Here's Luck around Lennie's centennial on September 23, moves are afoot to bludgeon the great and worthy into formally recognising one of Australia's most neglected scribblers.

Pat Sheil is the Presiding Chief Petty Under-Secretary of the Lennie Lower Centennial Organising Committee, which is leading the push to have former hack Bob Carr unveil some form of official plaqueand kick off what Lower would have no doubt have called "a quiet, respectable turnout".

In any event, the occasion will not be allowed to go unnoticed. Watch this space.

Good work. Fans of the book, by the way, will recognise the source of a certain pundit’s online persona. Here’s to Stanley!

Posted by Tim Blair at June 30, 2003 03:47 AM

The novel is available online here:


Posted by: Moira at June 30, 2003 at 10:48 AM

Here's Luck can be downloaded from Project Gutenberg at http://www.gutenberg.net.au/0100081.txt

Here's Another is at http://www.gutenberg.net.au/0100301.txt

Cheers ...

Posted by: Leon Foucault at July 13, 2003 at 02:50 PM