Back of Sunset

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Back of Sunset
Author Jon Cleary
Country Australia
Language English
Publication date

Back of Sunset is a 1959 Australian novel from Jon Cleary. It is about Dr Stephen McCabe, Sydney doctor who takes a working holiday with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Western Australia. When the doctor who runs the practice is injured, McCabe must step up in his absence as he deals with a variety of crises. The book received good reviews abroad.[1]

Jon Cleary also wrote a film script of the book for producer Lawrence Bachman but no movie resulted.[2]


  1. ^ Frank Slaughter, 'Flying Doctor: BACK OF SUNSET. By Jon Cleary.' New York Times 28 June 1959: BR22
  2. ^ Jon Cleary Interviewed by Stephen Vagg: Oral History at National Film and Sound Archive

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