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An Australian Girl in London

An Australian Girl in London

Author: Ken Gelder (Editor); Rachael Weaver (Editor); Louise Mack
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An Australian Girl in London, first published in 1902, is an endearing look at the journey of self-discovery that many young women of means made to the heart of Empire around the time of Federation. Its author, Louise Mack, a friend and rival of Ethel Turner, captures the experience of a provincial young woman immersing herself in the epic metropolis of London - its hard urban edges, and the challenges it poses for colonial talent, but also its rich history and culture.

Sylvia Leighton embarks on an increasingly familiar narrative in turn-of-the-century Australian fiction, travelling to England to establish herself in a country she has long dreamed of visiting. Fellow Australian Emmie Jones joins her, and the two girls share a boarding house and a very close bond.

'The first impressions of a thoughtful and observant person are worth having, especially when they are pleasantly and vividly recorded.' - Sydney Morning Herald

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General Fields

  • : 9780987625342
  • : Grattan St Press
  • : Grattan Street Press
  • : May 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : Ken Gelder (Editor); Rachael Weaver (Editor); Louise Mack