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Recently orphaned, Angel Martin moves into a boarding house populated by an assortment of eccentric and colourful characters. She's befriended by the gregarious Winifred Varnham - a vision in exotic fabrics - and the numerically gifted Barnaby Grange. But not everyone is kind and her scrimping landlady, Missus Potts, is only the beginning of Angel's troubles. Angel refuses to accept her fate. She is determined to forge a sense of belonging despite rejection from her two maiden aunts, Clara and Elsa, who blame Angel's mother for their brother's death. Her Sunday visits to the aunts house by the Bay expand her world in ways she couldn't have imagined.
Elizabeth Stead brings her classic subversive wit and personal insight to this nostalgic portrait of wartime Sydney. In Angel Martin, she has created a singular and irrepressible character. A true original.
‘An assured storyteller.’ – Weekend Australian
‘This Stead writes with a wicked sense of humour.’ – The Saturday Age
About the Author
ELIZABETH STEAD is the Sydney-born niece of acclaimed novelist Christina Stead. From childhood, Elizabeth was greatly inspired by her grandfather David George Stead, pioneer naturalist, conservationist and storyteller. Elizabeth has published short fiction and five previous novels: The Fishcastle, The Different World of Fin Starling, The Book of Tides, The Gospel of Godsand Crocodiles and The Sparrows of Edward Street. The Aunts’ House is her sixth novel.
ISBN: 9780702260353 ISBN-10: 0702260355 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 288 Published: 2nd April 2019 Publisher: University of Queensland Press Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.38