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Missus by Ruth Park

Missus by Ruth Park

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(Harp in the South Trilogy Book 1)

by Ruth Park

Thomas Nelson Australia, 1985 [First Edition], ISBN 0170065944, hardcover, dust jacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners, previous owners’ inscription on half title page, front fly leaf removed, age toned pages (see photographs)

"Kilkers, Darcys. Tookeys – Irish immigrants who had left their native land to make a new start in Australia.  Flame-headed Eny, with a waist like a whippet, married John Kilker; fire and gunpowder they were, with eleven children to prove it.  Hughie and Jer Darcy, children of Martin and poor mad Frances, fled early from home.  Hughie, free as a bird and irresistible to girls, knew every pub in the north-west; crippled, dark Jer was his inseparable companion.  And when Hughie returned to Trafalgar, it was Margaret Kilker, soft and blooming with love, who yearned for him and eventually caught him fast.  But love and marriage are not always what they seem…"


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