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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Viking/Penquin Books
Publisher Place: Ringwood
Publisher Year: 1993
Description: 294 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout. In 1947, A Young, Almost Unknown New Zealand Writer Won The Prestigious Sydney Morning Herald Literary Competitio With A Novel Called The Harp In The South. Its Depiction Of The Poor Irish Catholic In The Slums Of Surry Hills In Sydney, The Author's Humanity And Compassio,the Warmth And Humour Of Her Characters, Caused A Sensation.
Publishers Description: This first volume of Ruth Park’s autobiography is an account of her isolated childhood in the rainforests of New Zealand, her convent education which encouraged her love of words and writing, and the bitter years of the Depression.She then entered the rough-and-tumble world of journalism and began a reluctant correspondence with a young Australian writer.In 1942, Park moved to Sydney and married that writer, D’Arcy Niland. There she would write The Harp in the South, the first of her classic Australian novels. A Fence Around the Cuckoo is the story of one of Australia’s best storytellers and how she learnt her craft.