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Written in a sweeping, almost literary style, this detailed biography of Clifton Pugh by Sally Morrison offers a reappraisal, from the world of environmental crisis, of the life of Clifton Pugh, painter.

Book published late August 2009

Reviews of After Fire

Patricia Anderson
Editor Australian Art Review. October 2010.
Read the original review here
a pdf print (56KB file)

Brenda Niall
Australian Book Review. February 2010.
"Christening the knife"
Read the review here (340 KB pdf file)

Darleen Bungey
Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, p 35. Saturday, January 9, 2010.
"Picture of Contradiction"
Read the review here (329 KB jpg image file)

Di Dempsey
The Age, A2, Culture and Life, Saturday, January 9, 2010
"Portrait of a friend"
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Additional information
about the biography

Sally's talks, TV presentations, etc

Judith Pugh v Sally Morrison

Shortly after the publication of After Fire in August 2009, Judith Pugh launched legal action against Sally Morrison and her publishers, Hardie Grant.

Sally is now able to state on the public record she has not defamed Judith, does not believe the book defamed Judith and the settlement reached with Judith Pugh was a commercial decision made by the publishers.
The Age, 10 March 2012