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Golden Fiddles

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"What would you do with money, Mother, if you got it?" Kitty asked.'

The Balfours are a very poor family, living on a hill in Gippsland, Victoria. Mr Balfour is a stern man, but Mrs Balfour and the four children are happy in spite of their extreme poverty. They dream of what they would do were they ever to become rich and when Mrs Balfour is actually left eighty thousand po
Paperback, 282 pages
Published 1993 by Angus & Robertson (first published 1928)
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Oct 24, 2013 Diane rated it liked it
Mary Grant Bruce was a notable Australian children's
writer who "did for the bush family what Ethel Turner did
for the city family". Unfortunately some of her earlier books
are rife with racism and racial stereotypes but recent reprints
of the Billabong series have been edited to remove offensive
material. "Golden Fiddles", first published in 1928, has
nothing like that in it (although the horse has an unfortunate
name) and I would really recommend it, if you only want to
read just one of her books.
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Dec 28, 2011 Wendy rated it really liked it
This is a childhood favourite I still read, maybe once a year. Even if you don't like the 'Billabong' series, still try this one. It is reminiscent of a gentler time with very different values from today.
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