Poor Man's Orange

Poor Man's Orange

by Ruth Park

CD-Audio Publication Date: 01/01/2012

  $137.45
Continuing the history of the Irish Darcys begun in Missus and continued in The Harp in the South, this third novel of a trilogy, re-acquaints readers with the vicissitudes of slum life in a Sydney suburb. An unforgettable family and a cast of unforgettable characters enliven a story that is sometimes tragic but often humourous in a time of poverty and destitution, hope and promise.
ISBN:
9781742854540
9781742854540
Category:
Fiction & related items
Format:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
01-01-2012
Publisher:
Bolinda Publishing Pty, Limited
Country of origin:
Australia
Dimensions (mm):
155x168mm
Weight:
0.5kg
Ruth Park

Born in New Zealand, Ruth Park came to Australia in 1942 to continue her career as a journalist. She married the writer D'Arcy Niland and travelled with him through the north-west of New South Wales before settling in Sydney where she became a full-time writer.

She has written over fifty books, and her many awards include the prestigious Miles Franklin Award for Swords and Crowns and Rings; the Australian Children's Book of the Year Award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award (USA) for Playing Beatie Bow and The Age Book of the Year Award for A Fence Around the Cuckoo.

She was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1987 and in 1994 was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of New South Wales. Ruth Park passed away in December 2010.

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