The Harp In The South: Penguin Australian Classics

The Harp In The South: Penguin Australian Classics

by Ruth Park

Hardback Publication Date: 20/11/2013

  $19.99
Amid the brothels, grog shops and run-down boarding houses of inner-city Surry Hills, money is scarce and life is not easy. Crammed together within the thin walls of Twelve-and-a-Half Plymouth Street are the Darcy family- Mumma, loving and softhearted; Hughie, her drunken husband; pipe-smoking Grandma; Roie, suffering torments over her bitter-sweet first love; while her younger sister Dolour learns about life the hard way.
ISBN:
9780143569749
9780143569749
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20-11-2013
Publisher:
PENGUIN BOOKS AUSTRALIA
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
360
Dimensions (mm):
208x135x28mm
Weight:
0.58kg
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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