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The Golden Age: The Golden Age

A guide for year 12 students studying 'The Golden Age'

The Golden Age

The novel, The Golden Age, by Joan London can be found in the Resource Centre in the Senior fiction shelves at LOND.

Use Wikipedia for biographical details about Joan London.



There have been numerous reviews written on the novel, The Golden Age.

Read the reviews written in international newspapers such as The Sydney Review of Books, Australian Book Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Monthly.

Also read the reviews published on various literary web-sites, including Litlovers, Reading Matters, Crikey and Bookreporter.



ABC Podcast, Books and Arts Daily

Kate Evans talks to Joan London about her novel 'The Golden Age'. The Golden Age was the name of a real institution for children with polio, in Perth in the 1950's. Writer Joan London uses the real place as the setting for a series of fictional lives full of beauty, poetry, love and sadness.

Interview with Joan London by Magdalena Ball

Magdalena Ball talks with Joan London for The Compulsive Reader.

Sydney Morning Herald Interview

First Tuesday Book Club Interview

Joan London in conversation at The Melbourne Jewish Writer's Festival


Jonas Salk and the Polio Vaccine

I Can Jump Puddles

The Golden Age - Joan London in Conversation

The Polio years in Australia

John Salk and the Polio Vaccine