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Here is a reprint of the remarkable first novel by Elizabeth Jolley that confirmed her as one of Australia's finest and most unusual writers. Set against the harsh beauty and solitude of the West Australian landscape, it is a tender, haunting story of the deep relationship between two women.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published February 23rd 1989 by Penguin Books Ltd (first published 1980)
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Bronwyn Rykiert
I could not get into this book as the subject is not something I wish to read and to me the book as far as I got was a little morbid? Laura, a former doctor, who has spent time in jail and has been disbarred for something in the past (I did not find out what it was), now lives in the country in isolation - he only company being Murphy as his family (he is supposed to work for Laura but he is very lazy). Laura keeps saying how unhappy she is the with the Murphy's but just puts up with them.

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Monica Elizabeth Jolley was an award-winning writer who settled in Western Australia in the late 1950s. She was 53 years old when her first book was published, and she went on to publish fifteen novels (including an autobiographical trilogy), four short story collections, and three non-fiction books, publishing well into her 70s and achieving significant critical acclaim. She was also a pioneer of ...more
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