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Oracles and Miracles

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Oracles and Miracles is Stevan Eldred-Grigg s best-selling debut novel about Ginnie and Fag, twin sisters growing up in Christchurch in the thirties and forties, a city of 'peeling paint, flaking iron, cracked linoleum, dusty yards, lean-tos, and asphalts, dunnies and textile mills'. This colourful story focuses on the relationship between the girls as they grow into women ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published June 7th 1988 by Penguin Books
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I grew up in Christchurch. Born in the 1960's. This pre and post war era novel is just like the stories passed down. Timaru, Alford forest etc, privileged farming families etc Places and stories told were familiar to me, in this respect the Novel is well crafted.

Further the battle ax mother is not too dis-similiar to my own grand mother in some respects. I am also a twin, albeit identical.

The novel flows well and even though it took me a while to get started once the girls leave home the story i
I read this years ago and reread it more recently. I think I enjoyed it more the second time around, so I'm glad I kept it!
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