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Pioneers on Parade by Miles Franklin and Dymphna Cusack

Pioneers on Parade by Miles Franklin and Dymphna Cusack

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Pioneers on Parade

by Miles Franklin and Dymphna Cusack

Angus and Robertson, 1988, ISBN 0207159254, illustrated colour plates, hardcover, dust-jacket

Very Good Condition, some edge dn shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, tape residue on covers sticker residue on back end-papers, barcode sticker to half title page, slight lean, dust-jacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, small chips and minor edge creasing (see photographs)

"Wry, witty and often satirically barbed, this lively novel centres on two families - the English Horsehursts, scions of the globe-trotting minor aristocracy out for an Antipodean jaunt, and the Australian Brankstons, proud of their freedom from the 'taint' of convict blood - and exposes the aspirations, pretensions and folly of members of the families as they become inextricably linked.
With shrewd observation it relates the antics of the social-climbing Audrey du Mont-Brankston; the world-weary and resigned Lord Cravenburn; his daughter, the jaded, wilful nymphet, Lady Lucy; and the naive boy-from-the-bush William Brankston, who falls for the wiles of the little English rose.
Now illustrated in colour and black and white with advertisements and magazine covers that evoke the flavour of 1938, Pioneers on Parade, with its impish humour and steady irreverence for established beliefs and institutions, is as fresh and lively today as when it first appeared."

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