Carys: diary of a young girl, Adelaide 1940-1942

Ann Barson SHOP:9781925706291

In 1940, a seventeen year old girl Carys Harding Browne comes of age in Adelaide, Australia. At this time young clever men meet together at St Mark's University College to share their love of poetry. By December 1940, St Mark's is leased to the Royal Australian Airforce as an embarkation depot. The Second World War is in earnest. This story is about young people growing up and falling in love against the backdrop of war where dances, friendship and the arts become a consolation in a fragile and uncertain time. It is, above all, the diary of a young girl finding herself amidst the impact of war.

 

Soft cover, 240 pages.

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