Simon Petch

Simon Petch

Simon Petch’s essays on the Western have been published in Arizona Quarterly, Film Criticism, HEAT, Journal of the West, and Sydney Studies in English.


About Simon Petch

Simon Petch’s essays on the Western have been published in Arizona Quarterly, Film Criticism, HEAT, Journal of the West, and Sydney Studies in English.


Articles about Simon Petch

Articles by Simon Petch

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty book cover

Elvis and Jane Austen in Monterey:
Big Little Lies

'Madeline Martha Mackenzie, the central character in Liane Moriarty’s best-selling novel Big Little Lies  thinks of Pirriwee, the fictional suburb on Sydney’s northern beaches where she lives, and where the action of the novel takes place, as a "country village". This is a signpost to Jane Austen’s oft-quoted statement "Three or four families in a country village is the very thing to work on."' 

Showpony Sheriff - Man on horse-back beside tree with ocean waves crashing on rocks in the background