Legend’s From Benson’s Valley
by Frank Hardy
Rigby, 1976, ISBN 855501456, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners, ex-library with stamps to front and back endpapers, half title, title and one or two text pages, stickers and library info on back endpaper, dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear with minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, minor chipping and small tears (see photographs)
“In Legends from Benson’s Valley Frank Hardy sketches and unforgettable picture of a small country town in the Depression years.
The mood ranges from tenderness to rollicking farce as we meet the characters of this country town with half its workers on the dole.
We meet Darky, the tough, rugged, town hero in the famous story ‘The Load of Wood’ (later a prize-winning film), which tells how firewood is mysteriously provided for a number of poor families in the district.
Darky and his mates are wonderfully and warmly shown in their continuous battle with the town’s solid citizens. We join them in a comically tense billiards match, their celebrations when Sandy Mitchell wins the lottery, and their adventurous ‘jumping the rattler’ trip to Melbourne to participate in the protest march of the unemployed.”