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Lilian’s Story

Lilian’s Story

Author(s): Kate Grenville

Location(s): Sydney

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): First half of the 20th Century



Lilian Una Stringer is the narrator, privileged parents in early twentieth century Australia. she fails to live up to her father’s expectations, eventually garnering his abuse and anger. Her mother meanwhile wiles away her hours with a stopwatch, timing the ferries that plough across the bay.

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In this novel we experience Sydney changing during Federation, two World Wars and a Depression. – Leona Monaghan –

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