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Swords And Crowns And Rings

Swords And Crowns And Rings

Winner of the 1977 Miles Franklin Award

by Ruth Park

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 26/09/2012

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Introduction by Alice Pung

Ruth Park’s Miles Franklin-winning novel brilliantly evokes Australia in the midst of the Great Depression.

Growing up in an Australian country town before World War I, Jackie Hanna and Cushie Moy are carefree and innocent in their love for each other. But Jackie is a dwarf, and his devotion to the beautiful Cushie is condemned by her parents. This is the story of their lifelong odyssey, and of the triumph of a special kind of courage.

Written with warmth and affection, Swords and Crowns and Rings is a powerful story about human nature and the strength of an unlikely love. Ruth Park brilliantly captures the mood of Australia in the first part of the twentieth century.

ISBN:
9781922079510
9781922079510
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
26-09-2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
Text Publishing
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
400
Dimensions (mm):
198x128x30mm
Weight:
0.33kg
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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