In The Half Light
Life as a child in Australia 1900-1970
by Jacqueline Kent
Angus & Robertson, 1988, [First Edition], b/w photographs, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0207156638
Very Good Condition, some rubbing and edge wear, dustjacket shows some wear with shelf wear, edge wear, creasing, small chips and tears ( see photographs)
'An absorbing account of childhood and children, In The Half Light is a collection of the reminiscences of people who grew up in Australia between 1900 and 1970. City and country dwellers, rich and poor, white and black, Australian and overseas born - all describe their growing years in evocative detail, producing a vivid picture of Australian childhood during the twentieth century.
As well as recalling the pleasures of being young, people describe the pain of losing parents, being forced to leave school to become wage-earners, having to act as intermediaries between their parents and the rest of the world. Each era - the Edwardian years, the Depression, the world wars, the fifties and sixties - left its indelible mark on the child who loved through it.
Illustrated with superb photographs of the period, In The Half Light provides a fascinating insight into childhood and the forces that mould the adult.'