The Diaries of Ethel Turner
Compiled by Philippa Poole
Lansdowne Press, 1980, ISBN 0701813555, black and white photographs, black and white frontispiece, decorated end-papers, hardcover with embossed title, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners, no inscriptions or markings, dust-jacket minor edge and shelf wear, with minor rubbing to edges (see photographs)
"In this instance, Ethel Turner's grand-daughter, Philippa Poole has selected the most interesting sequence of events from the author's diaries, from 1889, at the start of her outstanding literary career, to 1930, when with the tragic death of her daughter, Jean, she ceased writing children's books altogether. Yet in this time she had written forty-one!
Candid and imaginative in life as well as in literature, Ethel Turner's diaries bring her Sydney life into attractive perspective, describing Government House balls and garden parties at the turn of the century, and the generous gifts bought from the financial success of her books."