No Roads Go By by Myrtle Rose White
No Roads Go By by Myrtle Rose White
No Roads Go By by Myrtle Rose White
No Roads Go By by Myrtle Rose White
No Roads Go By by Myrtle Rose White
No Roads Go By by Myrtle Rose White
No Roads Go By by Myrtle Rose White
No Roads Go By by Myrtle Rose White
No Roads Go By by Myrtle Rose White
No Roads Go By by Myrtle Rose White
No Roads Go By by Myrtle Rose White
No Roads Go By by Myrtle Rose White

No Roads Go By by Myrtle Rose White

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No Roads Go By

by Myrtle Rose White

Illustrated by Elizabeth Durack

Angus and Robertson, 1956, black and white illustrations in text, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, age toning to endpapers and pages, foxing to fore edges, Mylar protected dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping, chipping, staining and small tears  (see photographs)

“For seven years the author of this book lived on an 8000-square-mile cattle station in the sandhill country of South Australia.  The homestead was surrounded by drifting sandhills, the heat was intense, and rain fell only very rarely.  When it did fall there was a brilliant and rewarding blooming of wildflowers, and flocks of wild birds appeared.  Such brief periods of fertility and beauty were compensations.  For the most part Mrs White chronicles a woman’s fight against loneliness, monotony, sickness, and drought.  In tremendous isolation – fifty miles from a telephone, one hundred from a doctor – she had her babies and brought up her young family.  She records many moments of emotional appeal, many of humour, and many of dramatic intensity.  And though for the most part this is a woman’s story No Roads Go By is also a man’s book since Mrs White understands so well the challenge of the land, and the courage of the men who responded to that challenge.”