by DH Crick
Published by the Australasian Book Society
Hard cover – 249 pages
An Australian novel, set against the background of a finance company in Martin Place and life in the Sydney suburb of Glebe. A young, ambitious school leaver is excited when he gets a job as a junior clerk in the National Assurance Company. But life in the company is not quite what he expected and throws up choices that challenge his values and ambitions. In many respects Martin Place has parallels with today although in 1963 paper ledgers took the place of today’s computers. It is a great Australian novel. Copies are preloved but reasonable condition.