Verity of Sydney Town  by Ruth C. Williams  Illustrated by Rhys Williams
Verity of Sydney Town by Ruth C. Williams
Verity of Sydney Town by Ruth C. Williams
Verity of Sydney Town by Ruth C. Williams
Verity of Sydney Town by Ruth C. Williams
Verity of Sydney Town by Ruth C. Williams
Verity of Sydney Town by Ruth C. Williams
Verity of Sydney Town by Ruth C. Williams
Verity of Sydney Town by Ruth C. Williams
Verity of Sydney Town by Ruth C. Williams
Verity of Sydney Town by Ruth C. Williams
Verity of Sydney Town by Ruth C. Williams
Verity of Sydney Town by Ruth C. Williams

Verity of Sydney Town by Ruth C. Williams

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Verity of Sydney Town

by Ruth C. Williams

Illustrated by Rhys Williams

Angus and Robertson, 1950, [First Edition], [SIGNED], black and white illustrations, line drawings, illustrated endpapers,  hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, Signed by Both Author and Illustrator on half title page, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners inscription on front endpaper, dustjacket shows edge and shelf wear with a rubbing, bumping chipping, creasing, discolouration, tears and parts missing (see photographs)

“Here is a historical novel for young readers that possess unusual charm and interest.  It is about life in New South Wales in the days of Macquarie, and the story takes place against an exciting background of convicts, red-coats, pioneering farmers, and bushrangers.  The heroine is Verity Asherton, twelve-year-old daughter of a sea-captain believed lost at sea, who waits anxiously in Sydney town for his return, the only person who believes he is still alive.  Her guardians, the Flintleys, are rich, elegant people, but they are unkind and have no love for her.  They send her away to a farm beyond Windsor in the charge of Farmer Staples and his wife, and on the farm she is happy.  The Staples befriend Verity, and so does Slippery Britter, a picturesque ex-convict with a fund of wonderful stories.”