Solid Bluestone Foundations
Memories of an Australian girlhood
by Kathleen Fitzpatrick
Penguin Books Australia, 1986, b/w plates, paperback, ISBN 0140087419
Near Fine Condition, previous owners inscription on front flyleaf, minor shelf wear, un-creased spine
'Her large Irish Catholic family was possessed of a bigoted Protestant grandfather and a yawing gulf between those devoted to selfless public srvice and those enthusiastically into trade.
As her family moved from home to home Kathleen moved between mediocre schools, yet the solid bluestone foundations of her grandparets' home provided a haven of security and abundance, as the bluestone foundations of Melbourne University, which she entered in 1923, provided her with 'constant enrichment'. Thus prepared for the world, at twenty, she set off for Oxford.
Kathleen Fitzpatrick reflects on growing up with wisdom and robust wit.'