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Goodbye Girlie

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
For Patsy Adam-Smith, the bright-eyed little girl whose childhood is recounted in the best-selling autobiography Hear the Train Blow, the Second World War was a ticket away from a cherished but restricting life with her railway family. The Depression had taken its toll and the glorious days of dancing the three-hop polka and tin-kettling newly-weds were fading: country lif ...more
Paperback, 265 pages
Published 1995 by Penguin Books Australia (first published January 1st 1994)
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Nov 23, 2014 Rita rated it it was ok
1994 in Penguin

It was nice reading this book while I was actually IN Australia. Having been in some country towns, it was a bit easier to imagine some of the stories.

Sequel to her childhood memoirs "Hear the Train Blow"

Teenage years, volunteer nurse's aid in Australia during WW II, skimming over her later career as journalist, also a spell working on a boat that took provisions to Tasmania each month.

A bit flippantly written, I feel. I read it for the content not for literary merit, not for care
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Apr 22, 2013 Kelli rated it it was amazing
Love it! Patsy is a great writer and this is also reflected in her auto-biographical works. What a fascinating life with so many adventures!
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