One Life. My Mother's Story

Grenville Kate

$18.50
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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Publisher: Text Publishing
Publisher Place: Melbourne
Publisher Year: 2015
Edition: Reprint

Description: 260 pages. Ex-Library. Book and Jacket are both in Very good condition throughout.

Publishers Description: Nance was a week short of her sixth birthday when she and Frank were roused out of bed in the dark and lifted into the buggy, squashed in with bedding, the cooking pots rattling around in the back, and her mother shouting back towards the house: Goodbye, Rothsay, I hope I never see you again! When Kate Grenvilles mother died she left behind many fragments of memoir. These were the starting point for One Life, the story of a woman whose life spanned a century of tumult and change. In many ways Nances story echoes that of many mothers and grandmothers, for whom the spectacular shifts of the twentieth century offered a path to new freedoms and choices. In other ways Nance was exceptional. In an era when women were expected to have no ambitions beyond the domestic, she ran successful businesses as a registered pharmacist, laid the bricks for the family home, and discovered her husbands secret life as a revolutionary. One Life is an act of great imaginative sympathy, a daughters intimate account of the patterns in her mothers life. It is a deeply moving homage by one of Australias finest writers.

ISBN: 9781922182050

(183306)




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