The Harp in the South

The Harp in the South

Book - 2009
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"Ruth Park's classic novel Harp in the South is one of Australia's greatest. Hugh and Margaret Darcy are raising their family in Sydney amid the brothels, grog shops and run-down boarding houses of Surry Hills, where money is scarce and life is not easy." "Filled with beautifully drawn characters that will make you laugh as much as cry, this Australian classic will take you straight back to the colourful slums of Sydney with convincing depth, careful detail and great heart."--Back cover.
Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. : Penguin, 2009.
ISBN: 9780143202752
Characteristics: 225 p. ; 18 cm.


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