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The Winter Sparrows: Growing Up In Scotland & Australia

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Mary Rose Liverani grew up in the slums of Glasgow and, at the age of thirteen, migrated with her family to a steel town on the south coast of New South Wales. After a carefree time in a migrant hostel, she found that they had exchanged the warmth and richness of life amongst family and friends in Britain for the sometimes frighteningly silent hostility of the Australian ...more
Published (first published January 1st 1977)
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Carol
Jan 06, 2014 Carol rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful book reminding one of James Harriet books where the dialects are written out. You can just hear the Scottish brogue! Mary Rose is a friend of mine and one of the most interesting people I've met. You'll love this book.
Margaret Galbraith
Jul 08, 2016 Margaret Galbraith rated it it was amazing
Re-read this again. Recommended by Prof James Hammerton, historian from La Trobe who is writing a book with a little section containing my husband and I on our experiences when immigrating to Australia from Scotland in 1982. It's set in the 50s when I was born. We were not as poor as this family and didn't live in Glasgow but knew the areas mentioned and can relate to families I knew way back then. True story by the author's own experiences, a must read for anyone studying this field.
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