Bring the Monkey is a spoof of the English country-house mystery. The novel includes a host of characters, not to mention a monkey called Percy. Unexpectedly the room is suddenly plunged into darkness a bracelet goes missing and finally a dead body is found. Bring the Monkey is a quirky novel that digs at social conventions, class and snobbery. Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin was an Australian writer and feminist who is best known for her novel My Brilliant Career. She was committed to the development of a uniquely Australian form of literature, and she actively pursued this goal by supporting writers, literary journals, and writers' organisations.