• Image of Three Cheers for the Paraclete by Thomas Keneally
  • Image of Three Cheers for the Paraclete by Thomas Keneally
  • Image of Three Cheers for the Paraclete by Thomas Keneally

There are some Australian writers who everyone is meant to have read, Keneally is one of them. I haven't read him, though I did host an event with him once, he was charming and it was packed. I imagine I will read some of his work one day, but couldn't go past listing this novel, which won the 1968 Miles Franklin and has an wonderfully pink back cover.
It was published in 1968 and reprinted three times in that year. This is one of the third print runs and the cover has some small rips, but that hardly changes the story, which is a satirical novel about clergy life, and talks about the reverb after Father Maitland lets his young cousin and his bride spend a night in his room. This book falls into the 'should read' category for me and hopefully you too.