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Charles Hall

Summer's Gone

Charles Hall was born and raised in Perth and educated in the sixties at Mt Lawley High and in the eighties at UWA and later at Melbourne. He has had a wide experience of day jobs, including truckie’s offsider, arc welder, builder’s labourer, recording studio engineer, shoveller of chook manure, biomedical engineer and high school physics teacher.

 He played guitar in a band that had a top-5 hit record in Perth in the late sixties and spent the nineties as guitarist and songwriter for an independent alt-country band in Melbourne.  He started writing fiction in 2001.

Charles Hall currently lives in Melbourne and also in rural Victoria with his wife, the singer Sue Richmond. Summers Gone is his first novel.


  • Charles Hall’s devastatingly honest novel follows the story’s protagonist, Nick, as he revisits one particular steamy and complicated 'summer of love' years after its tragic end. The story begins when Nick’s Uncle Clem gives him the banjo that leads to him forming a folk band with his best friend, Mitch, and two Melbourne sisters, Helen and Alison.

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