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Elizabeth Stead
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The Aunts' House

Elizabeth Stead


9780702260353

Queensland Univ. Press


Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


Paperback

288 pages

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Sydney, 1942.

Recently orphaned, Angel Martin moves into a boarding house populated by an assortment of eccentric and colourful characters. She's befriended by the gregarious Winifred Varnham - a vision in exotic fabrics - and the numerically gifted Barnaby Grange. But not everyone is kind and her scrimping landlady, Missus Potts, is only the beginning of Angel's troubles.

Angel refuses to accept her fate. She is determined to forge a sense of belonging despite rejection from her two maiden aunts, Clara and Elsa, who blame Angel's mother for their brother's death. Her Sunday visits to the aunts' house by the Bay expand her world in ways she couldn't have imagined.

Elizabeth Stead brings her classic subversive wit and personal insight to this nostalgic portrait of wartime Sydney. In Angel Martin, she has created a singular and irrepressible character. A true original.

By:   Elizabeth Stead
Imprint:   Queensland Univ. Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 225mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   376g
ISBN:   9780702260353
ISBN 10:   0702260355
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   April 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Elizabeth Stead is Sydney-born and is the niece of acclaimed Australian novelist Christina Stead. From childhood, Elizabeth was greatly inspired by her grandfather, David George Stead, pioneer naturalist, conservationist and storyteller. Elizabeth has published short fiction, and five novels, The Fishcastle, The Different World of Fin Starling, The Book of Tides, The Gospel of Gods and Crocodiles (UQP, 2007) and The Sparrows of Edward Street (UQP, 2011).

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