Just Let Me Be
Just Let Me Be is a 1950 novel from Australian author Jon Cleary. It was his third published full length novel.
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.
The novel won the 1950 Australian Literature Society Gold Medal.
The novel was adapted for British TV in 1957. It was later republished in 1990 under the title You, the Jury.
- Serialisation of novel in The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982) 26 May 1954: 65 Supplement Accessed 6 Mar 2012
- Just Let Me Be at AustLit (subscription required)
- You, the Jury at AustLit (subscription required)