One Life: My Mother's Story

Awards:   Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award 2015
Author:   Kate Grenville ,  Kate Grenville ,  Ben Johnson
Publisher:   Bolinda Publishing
Edition:   Unabridged edition
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9781486286423


Publication Date:   01 April 2015
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  • Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award 2015

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Nance was a week short of her sixth birthday when she and Frank were roused out of bed in the dark and lifted into the buggy, squashed in with bedding, the cooking pots rattling around in the back, and her mother shouting back towards the house: Goodbye, Rothsay, I hope I never see you again! When Kate Grenville's mother died she left behind many fragments of memoir. These were the starting point for One Life, the story of a woman whose life spanned a century of tumult and change. In many ways Nance's story echoes that of many mothers and grandmothers, for whom the spectacular shifts of the twentieth century offered a path to new freedoms and choices. In other ways Nance was exceptional. In an era when women were expected to have no ambitions beyond the domestic, she ran successful businesses as a registered pharmacist, laid the bricks for the family home, and discovered her husband's secret life as a revolutionary.

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Author:   Kate Grenville ,  Kate Grenville ,  Ben Johnson
Publisher:   Bolinda Publishing
Imprint:   ABC Audio
Edition:   Unabridged edition
ISBN:  

9781486286423


ISBN 10:   1486286429
Publication Date:   01 April 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Manufactured on demand   Availability explained
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'A few sentences of Grenville's makes one realise that much of the writing one encounters in a novel these days is thin and perfunctory.' -- The Daily Express '[Grenville] is a gift of a writer.' -- The Age 'What a difficult thing it must have been to write, but what a treasure [Grenville] has given us ... Evocative and fascinating, this brave and heartfelt tribute will appeal to anyone interested in their own family story, Australian history, or the lives of women.' -- Books + Publishing


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Kate Grenville is one of Australia's finest writers. Her early works have become modern classics and are admired by critics and readers around the world. Her 1992 novel, The Idea of Perfection, was a bestseller and winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, Britain's most valuable literary award. In 2006 Kate Grenville was awarded the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the NSW Premier's Literary Award for The Secret River, and the novel was also shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Kate lives in Sydney with her family. Kate Grenville is one of Australia's finest writers. Her early works have become modern classics and are admired by critics and readers around the world. Her 1992 novel, The Idea of Perfection, was a bestseller and winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, Britain's most valuable literary award. In 2006 Kate Grenville was awarded the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the NSW Premier's Literary Award for The Secret River, and the novel was also shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Kate lives in Sydney with her family.

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