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The Pea Pickers by Eve Langley

The Pea Pickers by Eve Langley

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The Pea Pickers

by Eve Langley

Angus and Robertson, 1958, [Second Edition], hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners gift inscription on front end paper, age toned pages, price-clipped dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, bumping, creasing and chipping. Small tears and small parts missing at edges, closed tears and repairs to underside of jacket (see photographs)

“The Pea-Pickers is an odyssey of youth – the story of two girls who, dressed as boys, set out to earn a living by odd jobs with the small farmers of Gippsland and the Australian Alps.  Love of life and life’s anguish for the young are its key-notes; toil in the fields, hunger and poverty, love and mateship, are its themes.  Steve and Blue, as they christen themselves, have few defences against life except their wit and laughter, their courage and their fastidious souls.  They pick peas and hops and maize, and they see life – the life of the Australian countryside.”


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