Melton prior Institut


Linton- Life in the Collections

Cyril Pearl:

27) Always morning. The life of Richard Henry "Orion" Horne.

Melbourne 1960

Cyril Pearl’s biography is highly recommendable although it doesn’t meet some academic standards. It has no index or bibliography but is nevertheless based on excellent research. Its valuable precedence over Ann Blainey’s subsequent work lies in that the versatile Australian journalist, who apparently led a similarly varied life as his subject, meets him without the scholarly bias of a canonical ranking. He is thus able to provide a rather fresh and empathetic approach to Horne’s diverse literary work.