The Carroll Inheritance
A Novel About Colonial Adelaide
by Max Colwell
Rigby, 1980 [First Edition], ISBN 0727013440, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dust-jacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, creasing, and small chips to edges and corners (see photographs)
"In the eyes of Rachel Dowd, a young servant girl fresh out of London, South Australia in 1850's was a delightful place. She loved her new home, a comfortable North Adelaide mansion, she loved the security and predictability of her employment there, and she loved and understood her eccentric mistress, Mrs Carroll.
Through Rachel's eyes we see vividly the South Australia of 130 years ago: the thriving city of Adelaide with its well known landmarks, the neat German village of Klemzig, the sweeping southern vales with their tiny hamlets and patchwork vineyards, North Adelaide with its extremes of wealth and poverty."