Just Let Me Be

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Just Let Me Be
Author Jon Cleary
Country Australia
Language English
Genre crime
Publisher Wener Laurie
Publication date
1950

Just Let Me Be is a 1950 novel from Australian author Jon Cleary. It was his third published full length novel.

Plot[edit]

Joe Brennan, an ex-serviceman, returns home to Coogee after World War II. He gets a job as a milkman and intends to make enough money to marry his girlfriend Connie. He accidentally kills a man while defending local gangster Bill Pepper and is persuaded to hide the body.[1]

Awards[edit]

The novel won the 1950 Australian Literature Society Gold Medal.

Adaptations[edit]

The novel was adapted for British TV in 1957. It was later republished in 1990 under the title You, the Jury.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Violence Breaks Out At Coogee.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia). 3 February 1951. p. 10. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 

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